Just as heartening, a Washington defense previously hoped to be average — which would have been a major gain on the team’s 2016 unit — throttled the Derek Carr-led Raiders, holding him to a paltry 118 yards passing while sacking him four times and intercepting him twice.
Or by much-mocked wide receiver Josh Doctson, who has barely been on the field because of injuries since being drafted in ’16, yet showcased the very play he’s known for — a 52-yard touchdown on a jump-ball bomb that he stole from defender David Amerson before pushing into the end zone.
Luckily for the mental health of Washington’s traditionally manic fans, who have been known to project such nights of excellence, giving Washington a pleasant 2-1 record, into predictions of 15-1, Cousins himself gave an almost perfect analysis afterward.
That hesitation of the Raiders helped the Redskins protect Cousins, who had felt more pressure in the pocket this year than in either of the past two seasons when he amassed huge passing yardage totals.
This game completed a day in which a league known for flag-waving, military flyovers and conservative owners rebuked the President of the United States for his verbal attacks on players who protested social injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem.
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