By ANIKA REED
Quarterback Kirk Cousins had a career-high four touchdown passes to lead Washington's football team to a 47-14 win over the New Orleans Saints.
Until Sunday's game at FedEx Field, Cousins had not thrown more than three touchdown passes in his entire NFL career. However, with Cousins at the helm Washington gained 514 total yards, with 20 of 25 completed passes, four touchdown passes and zero interceptions.
Cousins had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 following the game. Cousins presented the game ball to his father, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year and hadn't been able to attend any Washington football games until Sunday.
Running back Matt Jones caught Cousins' longest touchdown pass at 78 yards.
The 33-point advantage was Washington's highest margin of victory since beating the San Francisco 49ers in 2005.
Washington's football team goes head-to-head against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. in the Bank of America Stadium.