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Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

Thursday Night Football: Minnesota Vikings v. Washington Redskins

As many football fans know, don’t expect a great game to be played on Thursday. Such was last night’s game. The Vikings beat the Redskins in convincing fashion 19-9 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Both teams were slow to get going in the 1st quarter with Minnesota scoring a field goal first and Washington following suit. This tied the game at 3-3. The 2nd quarter was about the same; the Vikings kicked another field goal with Washington repeating in time. Just after the 2 minute warning (1:57 on the clock), Minnesota receive the ball at their 20. In less than two minutes, on 3rd & Goal, Kirk Cousins hands the ball off to Dalvin Cook for a 4 yd touchdown. The extra point is good, putting the Vikings 13-6 at halftime. If you’re a fan of field goals, 3 more were kicked in the 3rd quarter. Minnesota again started off with a field, with Washington doing the same. The Vikings kicked another field goal, which basically ended the game, putting them on top of the Redskins 19-9. With the win, Minnesota move to 6-2 in the standings (second place in the NFC North) while Washington sinks to 1-7 (bottom of the NFC East). The Skins seem to be in the race for the #1 pick for next year’s draft, while the Vikes look more and more like playoff contenders come January. Also this is the third game in a row where Joe Buck was the play by play announcer. He will also be calling Games 3-4 and Games 5-7 of the World Series if necessary.  If you know, you know.

Notable Fantasy Stats For Last Night’s Game

Kirk Cousins (QB, MIN)  – 11.6 points (Passed for 285 Yds and Rushed for 2 Yds)

Dalvin Cook (RB, MIN)  – 28.1 points (Rushed for 98 Yds and 1 TD + caught 5 Receptions for 73 Yds)

Adrian Peterson (RB, WAS)  – 12.3 points (Rushed for 76 Yds and caught 2 Receptions for 27 Yds)

Stefon Diggs (WR, MIN) – 19.3 points (Caught 7 Receptions for 143 Yds but lost 1 Fumble)

Dan Bailey (K, MIN) – 15 points (Made 1 PAT and kicked 2 20-29 Yd FGs + 1 40-49 Yd FG + 1 50+ FG)

Vikings Defense – 12 points (Made 4 Sacks + 1 INT + 1 Fumble Recovery and only gave up 9 Points)

Other Factoids…

Kyle Rudolph (TE, MIN) passed Ahmad Rashad (former WR for MIN, he had 400 receptions) for the 6th most receptions in Vikings history.

Stefon Digg’s lost fumble in the 1st quarter was his third of the season (leads the league among WR).

Danielle Hunter (DE, MIN) has at least 1 sack in each of the 3 career games v. the Redskins.

Dalvin Cook has at least 1 rushing TD in 7 out of 8 games this season.

Adrian Peterson’s 29 yd carry in the 3rd quarter was the longest run allowed by the Vikings this season.

Kirk Cousins is 28-15-1 against teams that enter the game with a 50% or lower winning percentage. But against teams with a winning percentage of above 50%, he is 10-21-1.

Un Poco Más

No sé cuántos de ustedes hablan español, pero si quieren ver el resumen del juego de anoche, haga clic en la enlance de abajo. En mi opinión, ver un partido de la NFL en español es mejor que uno en inglés.