The Washington Redskins wanted to see more from quarterback Kirk Cousins this season. Could he repeat his success from 2015? One game in — a 38-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night — and all he and the Redskins repeated was a disturbing trend from last season: the failure to beat a really good team.
It’s not all on Cousins, of course. Not even close. But save for one drive, Cousins didn’t look particularly sharp. He was off on throws, lofted a touch pass into coverage that was intercepted, and failed to produce in the red zone. Meanwhile, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was delivering big passes to standout receiver Antonio Brown on fourth-down plays — and a lot of other ones, for that matter.
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