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Kirk Cousins takes knee, leaves Jay Gruden confused

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Kirk Cousins led the Redskins on an excellent drive late in the first half of Saturday night's game in Philadelphia, putting the Redskins at the seven-yard line with six seconds to play.

What happened next is hard to explain.

After a timeout by the Eagles defense, Cousins took a knee on the ensuing snap. The only problem: He didn't have any timeouts left. The clock ran out at the end of the half with a 16-10 Redskins lead. Even coach Jay Gruden had no idea what happened.

"Six seconds left, we were going to throw a fade to Pierre Garcon," Gruden told CBS' Evan Washburn. "I have no idea why Kirk took a knee. I'll have to find out at halftime."

"There was a lot of confusion with what the playcall was and for lack of a better word, I just had a lapse in my decision-making and instinctually took a knee when I should've thrown the ball away to stop the clock," Cousins said in his post-game press conference. "We were very fortunate it didn't end up hurting us."

The lapse didn't end up costing the Redskins, who dominated in the second half en route to a 38-24 victory, clinching the NFC East.

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