Redskins bench Kirk Cousins for Colt McCoy


The Washington Redskins quarterback controversy of a month ago has devolved into a quarterback problem.

After two more turnovers from Kirk Cousins in the first half, coach Jay Gruden turned to third-stringer Colt McCoy to open the third quarter against the Tennessee Titans.

McCoy promptly hit Pierre Garcon on a short pass that turned into a 70-yard touchdown.

McCoy ultimately completed 11 of 12 passes for 128 yards and engineered the drive that led to a game-winning field goal, putting the Redskins ahead 19-17.

Cousins has 11 giveaways in six games this year. Entering Week 7, the Redskins had not won a single one of the seven games started by Cousins over the past two years.

Less than a month after publicly conceding that Cousins had the opportunity to take control of the offense for the rest of the season, Gruden is eagerly awaiting Robert Griffin III's healthy return.

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