WATCH: Kirk Cousins does his best RG3 impression on read option

Kirk Cousins for the rushing touchdown?
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In an otherwise forgettable Week 7 first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins took a page out of the team's 2012 playbook — out of the shotgun formation, Cousins took the snap, faked the hand off and ran it himself for an 8-yard touchdown.

Cousins finished the first half with just one rushing attempt, but he made it count. He wasn't quite RG3-esque on his run, from a speed standpoint, but he showed some surprising burst. Cousins' touchdown sparked a run of 21 unanswered points to pull the Redskins within 3 points at the end of the third quarter.