Sunday November 15th, 2015

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins finished Sunday’s 47–14 win against the New Orleans Saints with a perfect passer rating of 158.3.

Cousins went 20-for-25 for 324 yards, zero interceptions and threw for a career-high four touchdowns. The quarterback has thrown for eight touchdowns and one interception in his last three games. It was his fourth game this season without an interception.

Cousins’s longest throw was a 78-yard pass to running back Matt Jones.

After the win, Washington general manager Scot McCloughan greeted Cousins near the tunnel. 

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A perfect passer rating has been achieved on 65 occasions in NFL and AFL history. In order to record a perfect passer rating, a quarterback must complete at least 77.5% of his passes, average at least 12.5 yards per pass attempt and throw 11.875% of his passes for touchdowns. 

The fourth-year player was named the starting quarterback for the 2015 season when picked over Robert Griffin III. Cousins, 27, was drafted by the Redskins in the fourth round in 2012, and entered 2015 playing in 14 games with nine starts across three seasons in Washington.

The Redskins improved to 4–5 after Sunday’s win and face the undefeated Carolina Panthers in Week 11.

 

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