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McCoy replaces Cousins at QB for Skins to begin 2nd half against Titans, throws TD on 1st pass

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws under pressure from Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Derrick Morgan (91) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws under pressure from Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Derrick Morgan (91) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

Colt McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins at quarterback for the Washington Redskins' opening possession of the second half against the Tennessee Titans.

On McCoy's second play from scrimmage — and his first pass attempt — he threw a short pass to Pierre Garcon that the receiver turned into a 70-yard touchdown.

Washington took a 13-10 lead with the play.

It was the longest TD pass of McCoy's career and his first scoring toss in the NFL since December 2012 for Cleveland.

Cousins had a fumble and interception in the first half, raising his giveaway total to 11 this season. He was 10 of 16 for 139 yards in the half.

Cousins has been starting for Washington while Robert Griffin III is sidelined with a dislocated left ankle.

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