The Minnesota Vikings are hoping to stay alive in the NFC North race as they take on the Washington Redskins, who are also 3-5.
Vikings beat Buccaneers – Minnesota Vikings defeat Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 19-13, in overtime
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The Minnesota Vikings are coming off an overtime win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and they are hoping to improve their record to 4-5 as they take on the Washington Redskins.
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looked better as he threw for 241 yards and a touchdown, and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson caught six passes for 86 yards.
Running back Jerick McKinnon continued to be the bell cow in the Vikings offense as he rushed for 83 yards last week.
Meanwhile, the Redskins are coming off a huge overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys, and their record now stands at 3-5. Robert Griffin III will return as the Redskins’ starting quarterback.
Griffin had missed the last six games with a dislocated ankle, and Kirk Cousins had filled in before Colt McCoy made the start against the Cowboys.
Running back Alfred Morris recovered from a slump and rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, and wide receiver DeSean Jackson caught six passes for 136 yards.
The Vikings will have home-field advantage, and they have an underrated defense that can contain the passing attack well.
Prediction: Vikings 28, Redskins 21