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Redskins Score Three Touchdowns On Three Straight Drives


The Redskins entered halftime of Friday's game against the Bills with three touchdown scores, as Kirk Cousins found three different targets on the last three drives before entering the locker room.

Through the first four drive of the evening for the Washington Redskins in their matchup with the Buffalo Bills on Friday evening, Kirk Cousins and Co. struggled to move the ball.

Whether it was drops, poor timing by Cousins or penalties along the offensive line, the Redskins gained just 48 yards on the offense's first 19 plays of the drive.

Then everything started to click for the Redskins in the second quarter, as Cousins would record three touchdown passes just before the halftime whistle to give Washington a comfortable 21-9 lead.

On Cousins' first touchdown pass of the evening – following a 39-yard completion to DeSean Jackson to help jumpstart the drive – the Michigan State product and Ryan Grant would connect for a 38-yard touchdown completion when the wide receiver weaved in and out of the Bills' defense for the score.

On their next drive, Cousins would lead the Redskins offense 49 yards on just nine plays to a touchdown toss to Jordan Reed.

Reed – who did not play in Washington's first two preseason games this year – would easily disconnect from Bills linebacker David Hawthorne for the touchdown.

Then after the Bills had the ball for just two plays, the Redskins forced a fumble that the defensive unit would recover.

Coming back out onto the field for the offense's final drive of the half, Cousins would get into a groove with Vernon Davis finding him twice including a 22-yard gain before the quarterback would find Pierre Garçon for a nine-yard touchdown.

The Redskins' offense finished the half with 227 yards on 36 offensive plays. Cousins would connect on 12 of his 23 pass attempts for 183 yards and three touchdown passes to one interception.

Rookie running back Robert Kelley, meanwhile, gained 46 rushing yards on 11 carries. 

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