Redskins gameday: Vikings win a high-scoring game, 38-30, as Washington drops to 4-5

Redskins far-reaching receiver Maurice Harris (13) creates a one-handed locate for a touchdown opposite a Vikings. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

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Get held adult on all of The Post’s coverage of a Redskins’ Week 10 detriment to a Vikings.

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Game analysis

Redskins cut Minnesota’s lead to 38-30, though destroy onsides flog try as diversion ends

Washington kicker Nick Rose finished a 56-yard margin idea with a small over a notation left to play to cut a Vikings’ lead to 38-30. But Rose’s onsides flog didn’t transport a compulsory 10 yards, giving a round to Minnesota and permitting a Vikings to kneel to run out a time and win a game. The Redskins dump to 4-5.

Vikings flog a margin goal, extend lead to 38-27

In three-plus seasons as a member of a Redskins, Vikings kicker Kai Forbath’s longest margin idea was 50 yards. Now a member of a Vikings and returning to FedEx Field, Forbath drilled a 53-yarder mid by a fourth entertain that could infer to be crucial. The flog gave a Vikings a 38-27, creation this a two-possession game. Kirk Cousins and Co. will have to measure twice in a subsequent 7 and a half minutes to plea Minnesota.

D.J. Swearinger’s second interception leads to Redskins touchdown as Vikings’ lead is cut to 35-27

He calls himself dual spoons. Well, D.J. Swearinger now has dual interceptions after snagging another pass from Case Keenum. Although he fumbled out of finish on a return, it gave Washington’s offense a round during a 2-yard line. Kirk Cousins scored his second rushing touchdown dual plays after on a read-option play to make it a one-score game, 35-27, with 14:47 left in a fourth quarter.

Swearinger intercepts Case Keenum, provides wish for Redskins

And finally a mistake from Case Keenum. Now a Redskins will have to uncover either they can capitalize. Keenum was enjoying a near-flawless diversion with a lot of good pass protection. The Redskins have 0 sacks and only dual quarterback hits. But afterwards Keenum floated a pass that was unfailing for Redskins’ hands, and certain enough. D.J. Swearinger came down with it, his initial collect given fasten Washington as a giveaway representative this offseason. Washington’s offense took a margin with a bit of movement and in need of a measure to make a final entertain here competitive.

Redskins cut Vikings’ lead to 35-20

Washington kicker Nick Rose finished a 21-yard margin idea with 8:28 left in a third entertain after a Redskins’ expostulate stalled during a Vikings’ 3-yard line, bringing a measure to 35-20 in preference of Minnesota.

Minnesota extends lead to 35-17 as Case Keenum throws his fourth touchdown pass

This diversion flipped quickly, and only dual and a half mins into a second half, a Vikings unexpected raced out to a 35-17 lead and a Redskins were left acid for answers, generally on a defensive end. The Washington invulnerability has authorised a touchdown on 5 of a Vikings’ initial 6 drives this afternoon. The latest was a 72-yard expostulate on only 6 plays to open a third quarter, capped by Case Keenum’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Jarius Wright.

Keenum is carrying utterly a afternoon. He’s 14-of-18 flitting for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns. His 158.3 passer rating is perfect.

Vikings lead 28-17 during halftime after Cousins interception

Kirk Cousins was intercepted by Vikings defensive behind Mackensie Alexander with 1:38 left in a initial half, streamer to another touchdown by Minnesota and a 28-17 lead streamer into halftime.

Just when it seemed a Redskins had a possibility to take a lead before halftime, they now route by dual scores. Cousins threw a dear interception, a pass dictated for Jamison Crowder that sailed over his hands, and Minnesota was means to double-dip with dual touchdowns in a final dual mins of a initial half to take a 28-17 lead.

The Vikings have had a round for only over 11 minutes, nonetheless they’ve gained 247 sum yards. Washington’s delegate has struggled fortifying Minnesota far-reaching receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, who have 10 total catches for 162 yards and dual touchdowns.

Adam Thielen touchdown locate gives Vikings a 21-17 advantage

Minnesota engineered a six-play, 71-yard touchdown expostulate that took fewer than 3 mins off a clock, scoring on Case Keenum’s 7-yard TD pass to Adam Thielen.

One week after branch in one of their best defensive performances of a season, this one has been flattering disproportionate for a Redskins. Keenum has faced small pressure, and a Washington delegate has given adult some large plays. DeAngelo Hall, Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland have all been kick soundly in coverage during some indicate in a opening half of play.

On this Vikings’ scoring drive, receiver Thielen kick Breeland for a 38-yard benefit that put a Vikings in a red zone. Thielen hauled in a 17-yard locate on a subsequent snap and afterwards dual plays after held a 7-yard touchdown pass to give Minnesota a 21-17 lead.

Redskins take a 17-14 lead on Kirk Cousins’ QB sneak

Washington finished off a 13-play, 60-yard expostulate with a 1-yard touchdown run by Kirk Cousins on a quarterback sneak. The biggest play on a expostulate was a 32-yard locate and run by Jamison Crowder.

Washington’s descent line is healthy, and it has finished a poignant disproportion on a run game, as seen on this drive. The section was means to get some good pull in a using diversion opposite a gifted Vikings defensive line, that is personification though Everson Griffen, using Washington’s offense down a margin on a 13-play expostulate that lasted over 7 minutes.

Vikings take a 14-10 lead with Diggs touchdown

Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum connected with far-reaching receiver Stefon Diggs for a 3-yard touchdown pass in a second quarter, giving a Vikings a 14-10 advantage.

Kirk Cousins has an considerable initial quarter

The Redskins carried a 10-7 lead into a second quarter, and Kirk Cousins seems to be benefiting from a healthy descent line in front of him. He’s creation a many of his time in a slot and is swelling a round around effectively. Five opposite Washington players purebred during slightest one locate in a opening entertain — and not a singular one of them was a parsimonious end.

Cousins’ initial entertain numbers: 10-of-12 flitting for 110 yards and a touchdown and a passer rating of 132.6. Cousins mostly finds himself looking initial during his parsimonious ends or using backs in short-yardage situations, though in a initial entertain he targeted his far-reaching receivers 6 times, that resulted in 6 receptions.

Redskins take a 10-7 lead

Washington got a margin idea out of a 10-play, 52-yard expostulate during a finish of a initial quarter. The Redskins converted a fourth down play with a pass from Kirk Cousins to using behind Chris Thompson. Running behind Rob Kelley seemed to harm his knee on one play.

Vikings tie diversion during 7-7

Minnesota answered a Redskins’ scoring expostulate with one of its own. Latavius Murray scored on a one-yard run dual plays after Case Keenum connected with Stefon Diggs for a long completion.

We haven’t seen Josh Norman get kick low much, if during all, this season. But he got held intrigue during a initial defensive possession. Diggs got about dual stairs on Norman during his 51-yard accepting on a third play of a drive. Diggs, a Maryland product, got Minnesota down to a 2-yard line, and Murray scored dual plays later. It was an uncharacteristic play for Norman, who has been a shutdown dilemma Washington had hoped he would be when he sealed in 2016, streamer to a discerning response by Minnesota.

Redskins take early 7-0 lead

Maurice Harris finished a fantastic one-handed diving locate for a touchdown to give Washington an early 7-0 lead. The locate capped off a seven-play, 75-yard expostulate that took only over 4 minutes.

Minnesota cornerback Trae Waynes is going to watch film of Harris’s 36-yard accepting and shake his head. There’s not most he could’ve finished to forestall that one. Harris came adult with a highlight-reel, diving one-handed squeeze as he tumbled inside a pylon for a Redskins’ initial measure of a game. The locate was primarily ruled incomplete, though after a review, it was transparent that Harris successfully finished a squeeze inbounds. Harris was promoted to a active register only one day earlier, and has given a Washington offense copiousness of movement out of a gate.

Reunited and it feels so good

Actually, given a injuries they’ll play through, it substantially is going to harm a bit for a Washington Redskins’ descent line. The toughness of that section will be on full arrangement Sunday as a whole starting section will fit adult for a initial time given Washington’s Week 7 diversion opposite Philadelphia. Since that diversion any member of a starting section has missed some volume of diversion time, either it was only a few plays, in a box of right tackle Morgan Moses, or several games, as is a box for Trent Williams.

Despite a right-knee damage that will need medicine to correct, Williams is suiting adult and will play Sunday vs. a Vikings, fasten Shawn Lauvao (who missed time with a stinger), Brandon Scherff (knee) and Moses (ankles) in a trenches. Chase Roullier is starting during core for a harmed Spencer Long (knee), who is active.

Washington Redskins (4-4) at Minnesota Vikings (6-2)
Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET, FedEx Field
TV: Fox
Radio: 980 AM; 92.7 and 94.3 FM
SiriusXM: SIRI 93 or 83, Internet 831
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Line: Vikings by 2, o/u 41
Box score: Updates any 60 seconds here
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Injury news and inactives

For a initial time given Week 7 a whole Redskins’ starting descent line will be active, as Trent Williams will play Sunday notwithstanding a right knee damage that will need medicine after a season.

While that is positively good news for a banged-up Redskins group that is confronting one of a league’s tip defensive fronts in a Vikings, they will be though parsimonious finish Jordan Reed Sunday. Here’s a full list of inactives, around Liz Clarke.

You can read some-more on any damage entrance into today’s diversion and intensity impact here.

As for a Vikings, defensive finish Everson Griffen, who had been listed as controversial with a feet damage though was approaching to play, was a late scratch. Griffen had available during slightest one pouch in 8 true games, so his deficiency is a boost to a Redskins’ descent line as it continues to redeem from injuries. Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who hasn’t played given pang a critical knee damage during a 2016 preseason, is active Sunday.

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