Redskins Vault into First Place with Fifth Straight Win

By: Tom Withers (AP)
By: Tom Withers (AP)

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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