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FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland  Weather: 67°, Cloudy  Attendance: 76,249

Cousins says Redskins will not fall into trap that is not there

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Cleveland Browns at Washington Redskins

  1. The Browns fell to 0-3 after a loss to the Dolphins last week in Miami, 30-24, in the second overtime game in the league this season. Cody Parkey missed three field goals, including a 46-yarder at the end of regulation, in his first game with the team. The Browns have missed four field goals this season, the most of any team.
  2. The Redskins beat the Giants, 29-27, at MetLife Stadium last week, getting their first win of the season. A late Dustin Hopkins field goal gave Washington a win in a game it trailed 21-9 late in the second quarter. The Redskins had just three comeback wins all of last season, including when they erased a 24-0 deficit to Tampa Bay to win 31-30 in Week 7.
  3. In the Browns' loss to Miami, wide receiver Terrelle Pryor had 144 receiving yards, 21 rushing yards, and 35 passing yards. He joined David Patten (2001) as the only players to reach 30+ pass yards, 100+ receiving yards, and 20+ rushing yards in a game since 1960.
  4. DeSean Jackson caught a 44-yard touchdown pass last week, the 29th touchdown of at least 40 yards in his career. That's the most of any active player, and tied for 10th all-time. Jerry Rice is the all-time leader with 55.
  5. The Browns' rushing game is greatly improved this season, jumping from 4.0 yards per carry in 2015 to 5.7 YPC in 2016 -- the second-biggest improvement in the league. Cleveland has 434 yards on the ground in 2016 -- its most in any season since recording the same number in 1987.
  6. Washington has spent 121:46 of its 180:00 total minutes this season trailing -- second most in football (Jacksonville -- 135:46). A likely contributor to that is the fact that the Redskins defense has allowed opponents to convert 54.3 percent of their third down opportunities, the highest number in the league.
Team Comparison

18.0 Points 22.7
243.0 Pass Yds 340.0
144.7 Rush Yds 75.7
5 Takeaways 5

LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins are heavy favorites to beat the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday at FedEx Field. But do not tell that to them.

The Redskins earned a big victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, but remain in an early hole in the NFC East at 1-2. A loss to the Browns (0-3) would be a massive setback, especially with a difficult schedule looming late in the season.

"I just don't see it as a trap game," Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said. "I don't see any game in the NFL as a trap game. "I mean, we're 1-2.

"What are we feeling comfortable about, I mean we have to win in the sense that we want to get to 2-2, and we got a lot to play for. We're at home. So, I think those words just don't even enter my, or our, vocabulary."

That's because the Browns, despite a rebuilding movement under first-year head coach Hue Jackson, are just a few plays away from being 2-1. That wasn't expected.

Cleveland was ahead 20-0 at home against Baltimore before losing two weeks ago. The Browns lost to Miami in overtime on the road last Sunday after missing three field goals.

Cleveland even was competitive for a time on the road against Philadelphia in the opener.

"You have to close out when you have to close out," Browns wide receiver Terelle Pryor said. "You can't make excuses when you lose. It's a good sign and a good feel for the team to keep on continuing and move forward because we're right there in each game.

"I feel like we can battle with anybody in the league. This is going to be a test also, going against the Redskins, and we look forward to it."

Pryor played quarterback and receiver against the Dolphins and finished with 204 yards of offense -- 144 receiving, 35 passing and 25 rushing. That gives Washington something to think about on defense.

Cleveland has used four quarterbacks this season, if you include Pryor's limited attempts. But with former Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (shoulder) and Josh McCown (shoulder) both out, they will have to start rookie Cody Kessler again.

Kessler made his NFL debut in the Miami game and struggled some. But he finished 21 for 33 for 244 yards and -- most important -- no bad fumbles or interceptions. It was a decent start.

Washington started the year 0-2 with losses to Pittsburgh and Dallas, and was facing a disastrous start attempting to defend its NFC East title.

But the Redskins held on late against the Giants with timely interceptions from rookie linebacker Su'a Cravens and second-year cornerback Quinton Dunbar.

But there were plenty of opportunities for them to lose that game, too.

The defense still struggled in coverage as Odell Beckham Jr. gashed them for 121 yards receiving. And the run defense has been a little better in recent weeks, but was exposed in the blowout loss to the Steelers, 38-16.

"I don't think we're in a position to overlook any team," wide receiver DeSean Jackson said.

Jackson has been a difficult matchup for all three of Washington's opponents, with five receptions for more than 25 yards.

But look out for second-year receiver Jamison Crowder, too, who is tied for the team lead with 16 receptions. He had a brilliant 55-yard touchdown on a tunnel screen against the Giants and caught another scoring pass against Dallas.

Crowder even set a career-high with a 50-yard punt return in the Giants game. He's become a dangerous playmaker.

"It would be selling him short to say he's a better player now than he was last year," Cousins said. "He was really good last year. I mean, he's just, he's a rookie, he's a fourth-round pick. We're trying to find out how he fits.

"We're thinking that Pierre (Garcon) and DeSean (Jackson) and Jordan (Reed) are going to be the guys that we get the ball to, and then suddenly he just starts showing up time and again in training camp last year and early in the season, and we started saying, 'Wow, we've got to get him more involved.'"

Updated September 28, 2016

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