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Cousins Named FedEx Air Player Of The Week

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was voted Week 3 FedEx Air Player Of The Week after a 427-yard and 3 touchdown performance against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The National Football League on Thursday announced Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been named FedEx Air Player of the Week.

Cousins turned in a career performance Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, completing 30-of-48 passes for 427 yards, three touchdowns and a 103.4 quarterback rating.

The FedEx Air Player of the Award is the first in Cousins' career. He had previously been named the league's rookie of the week for his emergency start over the Cleveland Browns in 2012.

The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for local communities. Along with the player awards, FedEx is making a $2,000 donation in Cousins' name to the local American Red Cross chapter in Washington, D.C.

Cousins -- filling in for an injured Robert Griffin III -- has been one of the more consistent quarterbacks in the NFL so far this season, ranking second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passer rating (105.8), yards per pass attempt (8.36) and passing yards per completion (13.02), sixth in the NFL in passes of 25 yards or more (6), eighth in the NFL in passing touchdowns (5) and ninth in the league in percentage of passes completed for first downs (39.5).

Cousins on Sunday turned in the fifth-most passing yards in a game in Redskins history, trailing Brad Johnson (471), Sammy Baugh (446), Mark Rypien (442) and Doug Williams (427).

Cousins today leads his team into its matchup against the New York Giants on *Thursday Night Football *at FedExField.




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