Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

(Mon) GAME3 Hed

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

(Mon) GAME3 Hed

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LANDOVER, Md. * Josh Norman walked around toward the end of the Washington Redskins' season-ending 19-10 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday wanting to thank fans for showing up for what should have been a playoff-clinching victory over an opponent with nothing to play for.

Instead, the Redskins came out flat, Kirk Cousins threw two costly interceptions and they blew their virtual win-and-in opportunity to join the Giants in the playoffs.

"You don't come out and lose and like that," Norman said. "That right there was just disgusting, it was despicable. ... That right there, it's not football."

With control of its playoff hopes, Washington (8-7-1) lost two of its final three games and four of six down the stretch with a combination of horrendous starts, ill-timed mistakes and lackluster offense. Cousins was picked off in the second half twice Sunday by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the second interception all but sealing the result.

Cousins was 22 of 35 passing for 287 yards with a touchdown and those two interceptions in what could be his final game with the Redskins after playing this season on the franchise tag. …

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