Kirk Cousins can’t play hero for a second consecutive game

Just one week after leading a 90-yard game-winning touchdown drive, Kirk Cousins threw a pick six in overtime of the Washington Redskins' Week 5 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
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In Week 4, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was the hero after orchestrating a game-winning 90-yard touchdown drive. In Week 5, he couldn't get repeat — Cousins threw an interception that was returned 59-yards for a touchdown by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford.

Although Cousins' poor throw sealed the deal in Week 5, he was certainly not to blame for the team's 25-19 loss. Cousins drove the team into range for a game-tying 52-yard field goal by Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins. 

Cousins finished the game having completed 21-of-32 passes for 219 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. One of Cousins' interceptions was not his fault — a second half pass bounced in and out of wide receiver Pierre Garcon's hands and into the hands of a Falcons defensive back.

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