The Washington Redskins trailed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 24 points in the second quarter on Sunday, a deficit the team never had overcome in a victory. At halftime, Coach Jay Gruden lit into his players.
Something finally clicked. Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed three second-half touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score to Jordan Reed with 24 seconds left, and the Redskins came back to stun the visiting Buccaneers, 31-30, for the biggest comeback in franchise history.
Cousins finished 33 for 40 for 317 yards, the three scores and no interceptions. He also ran for an 8-yard touchdown in the second quarter for the Redskins’ first points, making it 24-7 after two quarters.
“It was a good lesson: Just keep playing, and you never know what can happen,” Cousins said.