The last time Kirk Cousins faced the Giants, things did not go well.
It was the 2013 regular season finale, a game that Washington would lose 20-6. Cousins went just 19-for-49, averaging 3.45 yards per attempt and tossing a pair of interceptions.
The following day, Mike Shanahan was fired.
But here we are nine months later and Cousins is a franchise savior. He's coming off a 427-yard passing performance at Philly, and he's widely considered the best possible fit to direct Jay Gruden's offense. Cousins is clicking with Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Niles Paul. With Kirk at the controls, Washington is suddenly full of hope. At least for now.
Of course if the team loses at home to Eli Manning and the Giants on Thursday night, Cousins will be the quarterback who piles up stats yet can't close the deal. We've all seen this script before.
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