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Kirk Cousins, Robert Kelley Win FedEx Weekly Honors


The quarterback and running back each posted three touchdowns in Sunday's 42-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers, earning FedEx Air and Ground Player of the Week awards.

They both had three touchdowns on Sunday night, and they both won FedEx Air and Ground Player of the Week honors.

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and running back Robert Kelley were selected for the weekly honors after their massive performances against the Green Bay Packers, as both players torched the defense with three touchdowns each in a huge 42-24 victory in Week 11 action at FedExField.

Let's start with Cousins, who had no problems dealing with a swirling wind, as he completed five passes of 25 yards or longer including touchdown tosses of 70 yards to Pierre Garçon and 44 yards to Jamison Crowder.

Crowder also caught another pass for 53 yards and landed just short of another touchdown reception in his breakout season.

He finished the evening completing 21-of-30 pass attempts for 375 yards and three touchdowns to zero interceptions.

His 145.8 quarterback rating was easily his highest of the season.

"I believe I just let it fly," Cousins said after the game. "I just play and I think subconsciously you feel the wind or you let it have an impact on the way you release the football, but really you just play and I felt like tonight was rough elements. I feel like in the first half I was leaving the field after a couple of series thinking that tonight might be a night of tough sledding. I don't know, maybe we win 19-17 or something like that. I wasn't quite sure how tonight was going to be. I was surprised with the way it turned out, but having played in the Big 10 and growing up in the Midwest, you are used to playing in some tough elements. Tonight was pretty tough with the wind combined with the cold."

The offense's explosion wouldn't have been complete without Kelley's hard running, though, as the undrafted rookie made it look easy against one of the league's top run defenses, collecting 137 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.

In the fourth quarter, the Tulane product also recorded a 66-yard carry, Washington's longest run in five years.

"I feel like the run defense that they have are pretty good," Kelley said. "I just feel like my O-line pulled it together and like we're going to impose our will on these guys. That's what we tried to do and I feel like we did."

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