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Kirk Cousins Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

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Kirk Cousins led the Washington Redskins to their biggest comeback in franchise history last week, overcoming a 24-0 2nd quarter deficit.  Cousins went 33 of 40 for 317 yards, 3 passing TDs and a rushing TD with no INTs and a 124.7 passer rating in the 31-30 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cousins also tied a Redskins franchise record with his 33 completions on the day.

From the Redskins official press release:

Cousins becomes the first member of the Redskins to win Offensive Player of the Week honors since running back Alfred Morris in Week 17 of the 2012 season. The honor marks the 16th selection by 11 different Redskins quarterbacks since 1984 and the first by a Redskins quarterback since Robert Griffin III in Week 11 of the 2012 season.

Last week, Cousins helped the Redskins record their largest comeback in franchise history, overcoming a 24-0 deficit to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-30. He completed 33-of-40 passes for 317 yards with three passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and no interceptions.

The comeback victory was Cousins' second in October, as he became the first NFL quarterback to throw a game-winning touchdown pass with less than 30 seconds remaining twice in a single month since Drew Bledsoe in December 2005, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Cousins is also up for two more award this week. You can still cast your vote for Cousins in the FedEx Air Player of the Week and the Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week.