Rookie Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns filling in for injured star Robert Griffin III, leading the Washington Redskins to their fifth straight win, 38-21 over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Cousins connected with Leonard Hankerson for both TDs in his first career start and the Redskins (8-6) barely missed a beat without the talented and multi-dimensional RGIII, who sat out with a sprained knee.
The win, coupled with a New York loss to Atlanta, moved the Redskins into first place in the NFC East.
Alfred Morris had 87 yards and a pair of scores on the ground and the Washington defense sacked Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden twice and forced him into a pair of interceptions as well.
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