Cousins was 21 of 30 for 375 yards, three touchdowns and a season high 145.8 passer rating in the 42-24 victory on Sunday night. It was his team-record 17th career 300-yard passing game in one of the best performances in his career. Cousins has thrown multiple touchdown passes in 17 career games and has at least one touchdown in 25 of 26 regular-season games since he received the starting role at the beginning of the 2015 season.
It’s Cousins’s first time receiving the award this season and the third of his career, including two last year, in Weeks 7 and 10. He’s one of four players in franchise history to earn at least three career NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors since the awarded was created in 1984. He joins wide receiver Art Monk (five), quarterback Mark Rypien (four) and wide receiver Santana Moss (three).
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