Minnesota 38, Washington 30 (Skins 4-5; 11th NFC)


Postgame:

Washington Redskins on Twitter

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins live at the podium after #MINvsWAS. #HTTR https://t.co/JDg8P5FVa7

On the overthrow to Doctson in the end zone:

The safety...he's in the middle and he jumps the "special" route I think which was Terrelle running it and...you're just trying to be aware of the safety's ability to baseball turn and go back and still make a play on it.  And so I threw it further than...we would've wanted to complete it, but I was also aware that the safety could potentially redirect, and so that was tough.

Instead of building upon last week’s game-winning drive against the sixth ranked pass defense (DVOA) on the road, coaches and players were left offering excuses for how we missed out on multiple opportunities:

Led by a backup QB who averaged 6.9 yards per attempt this season, good for 23rd overall, the Vikings scored 21 points in a four minute stretch that closed out the first half and opened the third quarter.  Keenum finished this game with 10.5 yards per attempt–over two yards higher than the league best.

So here we are at 4-5 and this blog is holding out hope that a healthier roster will spark an improbable run a la 2012 when a 3-6 team won seven straight to earn a playoff bid.  The other side of the fan base appears headed back to their bunker where they can wait for a season when fate doesn’t target the limbs and ACL’s of half our expected line up.

Looking ahead, Washington goes on the road to face a 7-2 Saints team that hasn’t lost since September 17th.

PFF Top 5:

  1. S D.J. Swearinger, 92.2 overall grade
  2. OT Morgan Moses, 87.2 overall grade
  3. OT Trent Williams, 86.1 overall grade
  4. Edge Preston Smith, 83.4 overall grade
  5. HB Chris Thompson, 81.6 overall grade

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