Cousins throws career-high 4 TDs, Redskins rout Saints 47-14

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is greeted by his dad, Don Cousins, after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. The Redskins defeated the New Orleans Saints 47-14. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – Kirk Cousins threw for a career-high four touchdowns – each one longer than any scoring pass he’d completed all season – to lead the Washington Redskins past the New Orleans Saints 47-14 on Sunday.

Cousins went 20 for 25 for 324 yards, zero interceptions and a perfect passer rating of 158.3, connecting for TDs of 78 yards to Matt Jones, 16 and 8 yards to Jordan Reed, and 11 yards to Jamison Crowder.

Cousins didn’t have a touchdown toss of more than 7 yards until he got to go up against the Saints’ porous and poor-tackling defense.

The 33-point margin of victory for the Redskins (4-5) was the team’s largest since beating San Francisco by 35, 52-17, in October 2005.

The Saints (4-6) lost their second game in a row, following a run of three victories that briefly got them to .500.

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