Sports can be hectic, and in the heat of the moment even the best players can make mistakes. But the Washington Redskins’ Quarterback Kirk Cousins made a mistake during last weekend’s game with the Eagles that could have been very costly.
At the end of the first half, Cousins took a snap and decided to take a knee instead of trying to score a touchdown. With no timeouts left, the Skins were helpless to watch the clock run out. With only a 16-10 lead at the time, it was a potentially fatal error.
Cousins likely meant to spike the ball, stopping the clock with enough time for the Skins to kick a field goal. Instead, he committed this blooper. Luckily for Cousins, the Redskins won the game anyway, clinching the NFC East title.