Redskins stun New Orleans with huge win

(DC UrbanSports) - The Washington Redskins ran roughshod over Drew Brees and the 4-6 New Orleans Saints Sunday, scoring an unexpected 47-14.

All eyes watched as the two teams shared a 14-14 score going into the half.  By the end of the game, however, quarterback Kirk Cousins masterfully threw for 324 yards, a career high 4 touchdowns with .... wait for it... wait for interceptions.

Here's what Cousins had to say on his performance Sunday:
“I think you’re aware of the situation and when you’re in the zone and things are going well, you’re just playing and your mind is free and you’re not allowing things to inhibit your play. But at the same time you try to be aware of the situation and I think we were aware of it. But then again, when you’re getting the ball off, the next thing you know it’s second-and-short or another first down and I mean it can really keep you at ease and that’s what happened today.”

TE Jordan Reed scored two of the four touchdowns: his first, resulting in an acrobatic leap and outreached hand crossing the pylon in the first quarter while his second game with just :11 remaining in the third.

Jordan Reed dives in for a touchdown during Washington vs New Orleans Saints game at FedExField. Photo/
His teammate Dashon Goldson had a 'gold'en pick six off a Drew Brees pass that resulted in another Redskin TD on the day. Returning wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, (returning to play after a hamstring injury that sidelined him for several weeks this season) made good on a 42-yard touchdown run.

On Friday coach Gruden said of Jackson, "We’re expecting some good things out of him on Sunday."

We're still sure what this was all about, but we're certain there was no DeSean Jackson 'illegal use of hands' on Sunday.   Jackson was evaluated for a possible shoulder injury and had his hamstring reviewed during the game.

The Redskins gave fans at Fed Ex Field what they've longed for more than ten years. An exciting game that ran on all cylinders (offense, defense and special teams); with no serious injuries; nearly errorless; and seemingly an effortlessly, high-scoring win - the likes of which fans hadn't seen since a win over San Francisco in 2005 when the Redskins stomped over the 49ers 52-7.

Redskin QB Kirk Cousins scrambles out of the Saints' defense.  Photo/
 It's also worth mentioning that QB Kirk ('You Like That!") Cousins had a 154 QB passer rating, and oh yeah, (worth repeating) 4 career-high touchdowns.

Said Gruden on the quarterback's performance, "Ya'll should write a positive article about him for once", he said to the media during his post-game presser.

After a loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Week 8, the Skins more than redeemed themselves with Sunday's win over the Saints - a win that brings them just a bit closer to the top of the NFC East standings.

Also worth mentioning that former Redskin and Richmond, Virginia native Tim Hightower made his homecoming to FedEx Field today.

Tim Hightower advances on Redskin carrier.  Photo/ 
The Redkins have a perfect 4-0 record at home at FedEx Field.

The Saints are last in the NFC South and have an upcoming Bye week. Drew Brees offered his take on dealing with being last in the division.

“Well, we’re going into a bye week. So let’s all get healthy. Let’s recharge the battery, spend time with our families, get our bodies right and let’s get our mind right too. Come back to make a late-seaso1n run because we have to, we have no other choice.”

[Rob Ryan fired].

Sunday's game began with a moment of silence for the victims of the Paris terror attack and also paid tribute to U.S. service men and women, following Veterans' Day, joining other NFL teams around the league.

Updated: November 16, 2015, 9:15 pm

A Bitter Sweet Win?

On the flip side of Sunday's much celebrated win against New Orleans, the Redskins faced another opponent - off the field.

Redskin LB Junior Galette has been suspended immediately for two games for "violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy", a statement from an NFL official said on Monday.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Galette was arrested on domestic violence charges. More here.

The news about Galette comes on the heels of the same charge for Dallas DE Greg Hardy after photos surfaced online of a bruised woman thought to be a former girlfriend of Hardy's.

Hardy, however, has not been suspended at the time of this posting, and played in Sunday's 6-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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