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Kirk Cousins is going to be rich.All right. Lets amend that. Because unless youre, say, Joe Flacco or Eli Manning, you read that first sentence and said to yourself, Kirk Cousins is already rich. And youre right. Cousins is playing this season on a one-year franchise contract thats paying him $19.953 million. But this much is also true: As long as he finishes the season healthy, Cousins is going to get a monster raise -- and likely a monster long-term contract -- in the offseason.The Washington Redskins franchised Cousins because they wanted to see more. They didnt want to turn over a hefty franchise-quarterback deal to a guy who had an 11-14 career record, even if he had just led them to a 2015 NFC East title. They basically told Cousins, Do it again.And he has. After a rough 0-2 start to the season, Cousins team has gone 6-1-1 to stay not all that far behind the surprising Dallas Cowboys and the surprising New York Giants in the division race. Cousins threw an interception on 2 percent of his attempts last year, and hes at 1.8 this season. His yards per attempt last season were 7.7, and this year theyre 8.0. If Cousins mission was to show Washington that last year wasnt a fluke, hes doing just that. And Sunday nights 375-yard, three-touchdown eye-opener, in which he was the best quarterback in a game that featured Aaron Rodgers, was the latest negotiating point in his favor.Washington could franchise Cousins again for next year, but it will cost them at least $23.94 million to do that. The more likely outcome is that he does get that long-term deal this time, and that it at least challenges -- if not surpasses -- the $24.594 million average annual salary of?Andrew Lucks new deal with the Colts.Cousins isnt the only quarterback playing himself into unheard-of money this season. Detroits Matthew Stafford, signed through 2017, could get a contract extension next summer that pushes him well past that $25 million average. Atlantas Matt Ryan has two years left on his deal. But based on the way this season has gone so far, when those guys try to set benchmarks in their next contracts, it could be Kirk Cousins whose deal theyre trying to beat.Some other stuff we learned in Week 11:The Buccaneers might want to think about movingOr becoming one of those full-time rover teams that plays only road games. Tampa Bay is 1-4 at home this year and 4-1 on the road, including wins at Atlanta, Carolina and, most recently, Kansas City. Jameis Winston said after the game that the Chiefs fans in-game chant fired him up because it was the same one he used to hear at home games at Florida State. Bit of a research failure by the Chiefs fans, that.In all seriousness, though, Winston had eight interceptions in his first four games this year but has only two (to go with 12 touchdown passes) in his past six. His passer rating over that time is 102.2 -- eighth-best in the league. The Bucs are only a game out of first place, but even if they dont have enough to make a serious run this year, theres a lot to feel good about in Tampa. The only hitch is that the fans may have to get on a plane to see the team win.?The Vikings cant win when their offense has to provide all of the offenseSix of Minnesotas 22 touchdowns this year have come on defense or special teams. The Vikings are 4-0 when they get a defensive or special-teams touchdown, and 2-4 when they dont. They needed a 100-yard Xavier Rhodes interception return and a 104-yard Cordarrelle Patterson kick return to beat the Cardinals by six points at home on Sunday.Only the Browns, Bears and Rams have a lower average of offensive points scored per game than Minnesotas 16.3. No team averages fewer yards per offensive play than the Vikings 4.67. This is not a sustainable formula. But at least you know, if youre watching the early game Thursday and the Vikings score a non-offensive touchdown, that theyre probably going to end the day in first place.The new extra point rule is totally in the kickers headsNFL kickers have missed on just 10 out of 251 field goal attempts 33 yards or shorter this season. However, on Sunday alone, NFL kickers missed TWELVE extra-point attempts. The extra point, as of the start of the 2015 season, is the distance equivalent of a 33-yard field goal.Obviously, its not equivalent in a lot of other ways, because otherwise these professional kickers wouldnt be turning to pudding when they line up for a one-point kick. In Week 11, NFL kickers were a perfect 23-for-23 on field goal attempts of 33 yards or shorter -- and 41-for-47 on field goals of any distance. But 52-for-64 on extra points.Potential solace: Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo, who only last week succeeded in officially having the word beleaguered removed from in front of his name on all documentation, was 4-for-4 on field goals and hit his only extra point attempt Sunday. So it can get better, kickers. It can get better.Jared Goff is a project ... and thats OKThe Rams have made it clear theyre determined to take things slowly with the No. 1 overall pick, who made his debut Sunday against a tough Dolphins defense and looked like a young player with a lot of work still to do. Chris Weinke, the Rams quarterbacks coach, told me last week that Goff was mentally ready after a half-season-plus of working on his cadence, his huddle presence and his fluency in the Rams offensive terminology. But its clear that the Rams viewed Sunday as simply the latest step in Goffs development. They drafted him to be the answer for the long term, and if hes not the answer for 2016, they all have to live with that.And its not fair to laugh because Dak Prescott was taken 134 picks later and has led the Cowboys to a 9-1 record. Prescott has a monster offensive line, a true No. 1 wide receiver and a star running back. Goff has, at best, one of those things. We all want to see what it looks like when someone gets open down the field and Goff airs it out. But we have to wait, and so does he, and so do the Rams. That doesnt mean he wasnt worth taking No. 1 overall. We wont know for years whether he was. It just means that not every recipe takes the same amount of time to cook. 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