Another preseason game, another impressive effort from Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Cousins entered the contest midway through the third quarter and quickly worked to an efficient 91 yards with a touchdown. He completed eight of 12 passes and did not turn the ball over.
The performance comes after Robert Griffin III exited the game in the second quarter after a series of big hits left him with a concussion. Colt McCoy entered after Griffin left the game, the opposite QB order from last week's preseason win against the Browns.
Following the game, Cousins said he can't think about when he gets to play, he just has to focus on playing his best.
"We made plays," Cousins said. "In the short amount of time I was in there I felt good about what we were able to accomplish."
Watching the offense with Cousins at the helm, the Redskins moved crisply down the field for a second straight week. And with RG3 now in the NFL's concussion protocol, it's unclear who will start the third preseason game for Washington between McCoy, Cousins, or even Griffin.
"Usually I find out the morning of [the game] when I'm going to play. I don't really ask ahead too much," Cousins said of the upcoming game against the Ravens.
"The NFL sometimes stands for the No Feedback League so you never really know what's going to happen," he said. "You just learn to roll with it."
In five pass attempts, RG3 took three sacks. In his 12 attempts, Cousins took no sacks.
"The pocket is imperfect. You have to be able to make plays off schedule," Cousins said. He was also quick to point out that Griffin impressed with his toughness in the face of a number of big hits.
While Cousins continues to look good in the preseason, it's worth noting he rarely plays against an opponent's top defense.
"It's a different game when you're not playing against the ones," Cousins said. He added though, "you got to evaluate what you're given a chance to do."
Though he may want a larger role, Cousins seems to know his spot on the 'Skins. For now, at least.
"The job of a backup QB is to stay ready, jump in, and have the offense not miss a beat," he said. "I know that I didn't start tonight and I was ready to go when ever they tell me to go in. That's what I know."