Despite a slow start, Kirk Cousins came, saw, and conquered by leading the Redskins to a decisive victory over the Browns in Cleveland.
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Although the Browns aren't considered a threat to make the playoffs, they do enter the game on a three-game win streak while playing pretty decent football. Rookies Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson and Josh Gordon lead a Cleveland offense that can catch defenses off guard if they're not careful—eating up big chunks of yards with their explosiveness.
As for the Redskins, the playoffs are very much alive. Winning out the rest of the season, however, is a near must.
While many appear to be sleeping on the Browns in this game, it's important to note that they are much better than advertised. With the Redskins unsure about their quarterback and a respectable Cleveland defense, Washington needs to be careful of the trap.
Follow along as we provide live game grades and analysis throughout the afternoon. Check back after each quarter for routine updates and refresh following the game for a final report card on the Redskins.