Cousins leads Redskins over Browns 38-21

Cousins leads Redskins over Browns 38-21
December 16, 2012, 4:16 pm
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III tosses a ball during warmups before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Kirk Cousins will start in place of Griffin wgho is sitting out with a sprained knee. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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CLEVELAND (AP) Rookie Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns filling in for injured star Robert Griffin III, leading the Washington Redskins to their fifth straight win, 38-21 over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Cousins connected with Leonard Hankerson for both TDs in his first career start and the Redskins (8-6) barely missed a beat without the talented and multi-dimensional RG3, who sat out with a sprained knee.

Last week, Cousins came off the bench after Griffin got hurt. Cousins was behind center from the start of this one and delivered a performance that extended Washington's longest winning streak since 2007 and moved the Redskins into a tie for first in the NFC East.

Rookie Trent Richardson had a pair of TD runs for the Browns (5-9).

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