WASHINGTON – It’s a reality that many Redskins fans didn’t let themselves believe could happen. Their team is tied for first place in the division with the New York Giants.
Robert Griffin III watched as the Redskins’ other rookie quarterback won again.
Rookie Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns filling in for an injured Griffin, leading Washington to its fifth straight win, 38-21 over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Cousins connected with Leonard Hankerson for both TDs in his first career start and the Redskins (8-6) barely missed a beat without the talented and multi-dimensional RG3, who sat out with a sprained knee.
Last week, Cousins came off the bench after Griffin got hurt and rallied the Redskins to an overtime win. Cousins was behind center from the start of this one and delivered a performance that extended Washington’s longest winning streak since 2007 and moved the Redskins into a tie for first in the NFC East.
The Skins came into Sunday with significant deficits, a number of injuries, including quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Join George Wallace after the game Monday at 1 p.m. for a live chat to talk about the highs and lows of the match up in Ohio. Leave your comments and questions for George to answer if you can’t make the chat when it is live.