​Is there still any question whether or not Washington should pay this man?


The 'Skins made an early-season statement on the Sunday Night Football stage, defeating the up-and-coming Oakland Raiders handily by a score of 27-10. And for those who watched, it really wasn't even that close.

The offensive force behind the victory was clearly Cousins, as it almost always is in a Washington victory. The former Michigan State QB completed the vast majority of his passes (25-of-30) for 365 yards and three touchdowns. 


For that performance, he's been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 3.

​​This is the fourth time Cousins has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, leaving him in good company in the Redskins' storied history.


Only Art Monk (five) and Mark Rypien (four) have won the award as often.


With the win, Washington moved to 2-1 on the season, and are right in the thick of it in the NFC East. They'll take on the Chiefs next Monday night on the road.