Seahawks vs. Redskins: Don’t Underestimate Kirk Cousins
The Seattle Seahawks (2-1) are coming off of their Week 4 Bye and are heading to Washington D.C. to take on the Redskins (1-3) on Monday Night Football. Possibly the only positive to having a week off this early in the season is that we don’t have to worry about Seahawks withdrawals during the regular season anymore.
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins awaits the Seahawks after having the worst statistical game of his young career vs the Giants. Cousins will now be facing one of the toughest NFL defenses in decades as the defending Super Bowl champions got back on track against a Hall of Fame quarterback in Peyton Manning in Week 3.
With the loss of Robert Griffin III, Cousins performed pretty well in his two starts, topping out with 400+ yards passing and 3 TD’s in a loss to the Eagles. The story against the Giants was a bit less ceremonious. 4 INT’s and a QBR of 13.9 makes one wonder what he’ll do against Seattle’s Legion of Boom.
Statistically the Redskins rank in the top half of each major category:
The Seahawks have a history of traveling to the Capitol for nationally televised games and leaving victorious. The last being a playoff victory in a Wild Card round in which RG3 left with an injury. The Seahawks must game plan for both Cousins, who is no scrub and running back Alfred Morris. Morris presents a challenge as well as he’s averaging a very respectable 4.5 ypc and 3 TD’s.
In a turn of events from last year, the Seahawks are actually better against the run than they are the pass after three games.
Philip Rivers and the Chargers proved that no game is a guaranteed win for the Seahawks. Cousins is more than capable of pulling off an upset at home against a struggling secondary that needs to find their groove.
How do you think the game will go?