As my good colleague Andrew Walker recently wrote, quarterback Kirk Cousins won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award on Wednesday morning.
This comes after leading the Redskins to their largest comeback in team history, overcoming a 24-0 deficit to beat the Buccaneers, 31-30. He completed 33-of-40 passes for 317 yards and three passing touchdowns along with a rushing touchdown and no interceptions.
It's the first Player of the Week award for Cousins, who was also voted as the FedEx Air Player of the Week **last season** for his Week 3 performance against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Cousins is a nominee for the FedEx Air Player of the Week award again this week, as well as the Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week. You can vote for Cousins for the FedEx award here and the Castrol EDGE award here.
Here are some other fun facts about Cousins' award this week:
- Cousins becomes the first member of the Redskins to win Offensive Player of the Week honors since running back Alfred Morris in Week 17 of the 2012 season.
- The honor marks the 16th selection by 11 different Redskins quarterbacks since 1984 and the first by a Redskins quarterback since Robert Griffin III in Week 11 of the 2012 season.
- Cousins also became the first NFL quarterback to throw a game-winning touchdown pass with less than 30 seconds remaining twice (remember the Eagles game?) in a single month since Drew Bledsoe in December 2005, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
- Redskins players have won 87 Player of the Week awards, including 38 NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, since the NFL started awarding weekly honors in 1984.
The more you know.