On Sunday afternoon at the Linc, Washington and Philadelphia combined for 71 points, 752 passing yards, 19 penalties, one brawl and two ejections. So that was an eventful game. The Eagles managed to escape with a win (narrowly), but Kirk Cousins was clearly the fantasy story. He piled up silly numbers, completing 30 of 48 throws for 427 yards, three TDs and one pick.
It would be an overreach to say that Cousins was flawless — his final attempt was an ugly misfire, and the interception was a bad ball intended for a well-covered receiver. But Cousins also completed tough throws into tight windows throughout the day, and ... well, c'mon: 427 yards. That ain't bad.
Scott Pianowski offered a Cousins endorsement earlier in the day, and I'll happily co-sign. The third-year QB was awfully good. Jay Gruden's offense paid the fantasy bills in Cincinnati last year, and Washington has enough talent at the skill spots to do the same this season.
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