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Kirk Cousins can't play hero for a second consecutive game

Oct 11, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (95) and defensive back Phillip Adams (20) celebrate as cornerback Robert Alford (23, right) returns an interception for a touchdown to win the game in overtime against the Washington Redskins at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 25-19 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 11, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (95) and defensive back Phillip Adams (20) celebrate as cornerback Robert Alford (23, right) returns an interception for a touchdown to win the game in overtime against the Washington Redskins at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 25-19 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

In Week 4, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was the hero after orchestrating a game-winning 90-yard touchdown drive. In Week 5, he couldn't get repeat -- Cousins threw an interception that was returned 59-yards for a touchdown by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford.

Although Cousins' poor throw sealed the deal in Week 5, he was certainly not to blame for the team's 25-19 loss. Cousins drove the team into range for a game-tying 52-yard field goal by Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins.

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Cousins finished the game having completed 21-of-32 passes for 219 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. One of Cousins' interceptions was not his fault -- a second half pass bounced in and out of wide receiver Pierre Garcon's hands and into the hands of a Falcons defensive back.

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