Minnesota Vikings defeat Washington Redskins 19-9

Payton Beasley, Writer and Editor


On Thursday Night Football, the Minnesota Vikings faced off against the Washington Redskins. The Redskins (who are currently 1-7) did not have much of a game, only accounting for three field goals. It was not the best game for the Vikings either, as they were missing their number one receiver (Adam Thielen, hamstring) and only had Steffon Diggs to pass the ball to. Sure, Diggs did have 7 catches for 143 yards, but he went scoreless. In fact, this game was very boring for a Thursday Night game. The game had very bad TV numbers, mainly because people thought it was going to be a absolute blowout, but the Redskins kind of hung in there. The nail in the coffin was the touchdown run by star runningback Dalvin Cook. The game was fun though, and I enjoyed watching it.

The other hand, the Redskins, did not have a prolific offense, like they never do. Case Keenum had 130 scoreless yards, and that’s when they brought in rookie QB Dwayne Haskins Jr., who threw for only 43 scoreless yards himself and a pick, which was vital for the Vikings to win. Their old workhorse Adrain Peterson was missing, as so was Chris Thompson, so they had no other option besides to start Derrius Guice, who did not do much. The Redskins are a bad team, as this brings their record to a whopping 1-7

The Vikings, on the other hand, are 6-2. The offense was not the best tonight, as Kirk Cousins (who had 485 yards and 4 touchdowns last week) only threw for 285 scoreless yards on a sorry Redskins defense, which was missing Josh Norman. Dalvin Cook had a excellent game with 85 yards and a crucial touchdown. Steffon Diggs has been consistent enough to be considered their number one receiver (or at least until Thielen came come back.) The defense looked good as usual, and overall it was a pretty easy win for the Vikings.

Congratulations to the Vikings!