Cousins, McCoy notch touchdown passes as Redskins topple Pats

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Landover, MD, United States (4E Sports) – Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy each threw touchdown passes as the Washington Redskins ripped the New England Patriots, 23-6 Thursday in a preseason game at FedEx Field.

Alfred Morris ran for 27 yards in an 11-play drive that ended with a 39-yard field goal from Kai Forbath that put the Redskins up 3-0.

Kirk Cousins hit Aldrick Robinson from 10 yards for a touchdown en route to a 13-0 Redskins lead in the first half.

Then Colt McCoy set up Ted Bolser in the third quarter for another Redskins touchdown.

Redskins rookie kicker Zach Hocker nailed both of his field goal attempts in the second and third quarters and booted an extra point and two of his three kickoff attempts were unable to be returned.

Cousins finished 9 for 13 for 103 yards while McCoy was 8 for 9 for 102 yards and Robert Griffin III completed 2 of 4 passes for 9 yards.

New England’s projected opening day starting 22, including Brady, top offseason acquisition Darrelle Revis, receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman and linebacker Jerod Mayo didn’t play. Tight end Rob Gronkowski also remains out as he recovers from knee surgery.

Ryan Mallett started at quarterback and completed 5 of 12 passes for 55 yards. Second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo played the second half and went 8 for 12 for 141 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown to Brian Tyms.

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