JP of The Junkies: Kirk Cousins Played Like Garbage

WASHINGTON â?? The tale of the Redskins’ 30-17 season-opening loss was about being nearly good enough, but ultimately faltering.

When Philadelphia rushed out to a 13-0 lead, Ryan Kerrigan put Washington back in the game with a 24-yard pick-six in the second quarter, and a 29-yard Chris Thompson touchdown catch temporarily gave the Redskins a 14-13 lead.

That is, until Philly marched down the field in the final minute to kick a 50-yard field goal and go into the half with the lead.

In the third quarter, the Redskins again came within breathing distance, on a 33-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal to pull within two of the Eagles, 19-17. It even appeared in the fourth quarter like the Redskins, marching down the field trailing 19-16, may come out on top. That is, until Kirk …

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