Redskins Grades: Kirk Cousins vs the Atlanta Falcons

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Sep 24, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Third Quarter

The Redskins still have a 7-3 lead as the second half begins. The Falcons miss a second field goal on their initial drive to maintain that score. The Redskins come out running and gain 14 yards on three plays. Cousins then throws a quick out to Grant for a four yard gain. +1pt.

Cousins throws to Crowder on a short crosser on third down and he turns up field for a 12 yard gain and a first down. The Redskins run the ball twice, gaining five yards on first down and losing five yards on second down. With a third down and 10, Cousins throws to Thompson on a screen pass that is stuffed for a three yard loss. +2pts.

Atlanta makes a field goal to narrow the Redskins lead to 7-6. Cousins throws behind Grant on a 15 yard in route for an incomplete pass. On second down, Cousins again throws high to Garcon incomplete on a post route to force a punt at the end of the third quarter. 0pts.

Cousins earns 3 points on 5 graded plays for a 0.60 rating in the third quarter.

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