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WATCH: Kirk Cousins does his best RG3 impression on read option

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown on a quarterback keeper as Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Bradley McDougald (30) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown on a quarterback keeper as Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Bradley McDougald (30) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Kirk Cousins for the rushing touchdown? Patrick Semansky AP Photo

In an otherwise forgettable Week 7 first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins took a page out of the team's 2012 playbook -- out of the shotgun formation, Cousins took the snap, faked the hand off and ran it himself for an 8-yard touchdown.

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Cousins finished the first half with just one rushing attempt, but he made it count. He wasn't quite RG3-esque on his run, from a speed standpoint, but he showed some surprising burst. Cousins' touchdown sparked a run of 21 unanswered points to pull the Redskins within 3 points at the end of the third quarter.