Spartans in the NFL (Week 5)| View Comments
Just 5 weeks into the season, Kirk Cousins got his first chance to showcase his talents in the NFL after Washington's starting quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered an injury midway thru the 3rd quarter against the Falcons.
After going 3-and-out on his first possession, Cousins hit Santana Moss for a 77-yard touchdown strike, giving the Redskins a 17-14 lead early in the 4th quarter.
However, after the Falcons regained the lead, Cousins threw a pair of interceptions on two of the final three possessions for Washington.
Cousins finished the day completing 5-of-9 passes, throwing for 111 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Here's the write-up of Kirk's performance via the Washington Post. READ
Game Highlight's Video : WATCH (Kirk Cousins TD pass at the 2:00 mark.)
TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS
Kirk Cousins QB (WSH) - Completed 5 of 9 passes for 111 yards, 1 TD and 2 INT's in Washington's 24-17 loss to Atlanta.
Brandon Fields P (MIA) - 5 punts, 49.6 avg. in the Dolphins 17-13 victory over Cincinnati.
Kellen Davis TE (CHI) - 2 receptions for 26 yards in the Bears 41-3 victory over Jacksonville. Davis now has 8 catches for 129 yards and a TD this season.
Domata Peko DT (CIN) - 3 tackles and zero gangnam style dances in Cincy's 17-13 loss to Miami. Overall, Peko has 16 tackles and 1 sack this season.
Kevin Vickerson DT (DEN) - 6 tackles in Denver's 31-21 loss to New England. Vickerson has racked up 18 tackles and one forced fumble so far this season.
OTHER SPARTANS IN THE NFL
Garrett Celek TE (SF) - Made his first career reception for four yards in San Fran's 45-3 victory over Buffalo.
Kyle Cook C (CIN) - Injured Reserve
Keshawn Martin WR (HOU) - Plays against the New York Jets tonight.
Brandon McKinney DT (IND) - Will miss the season with ACL tear
Javon Ringer RB (TEN) - 3 receptions for 12 yards in the Titans 30-7 loss to Minnesota. Javon left the game with a knee injury and the Titans fear that it could be season ending.
Trenton Robinson FS (SF) - DNP in the 49ers 45-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Eric Smith S (NYJ) - Plays tonight versus Houston. Has one tackle this season in limited time.
Drew Stanton QB (IND) - DNP, in the Colts 31-28 victory over Green Bay.
Jerel Worthy DT (GB) - One tackle in Green Bay's' 30-27 defeat to Indy. Jerel has 6 tackles, including 1 sack this season.