Nov 3, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs with the ball during overtime against the San Diego Chargers at FedEx Field. The Redskins defeated the Chargers 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins at Vikings: TV Schedule, Game Time, Point Spread, Preview

 

The 1-7 Minnesota Vikings host the 3-5 Washington Redskins, Thursday, November 7. Kick-off is at 7:25 CT from Mall of America Field at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The game will be televised on NFL Network and in the Twin Cities market on MY29 WFTC.

Point Spread: Washington -2

Over/Under: 50

Injury Report:

Minnesota

Matt Asiata RB Shoulder Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Xavier Rhodes CB Shoulder Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Chris Cook CB Hip Limited Participation in Practice Out
Josh Robinson CB Chest Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Phil Loadholt T Concussion Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Rhett Ellison TE Ankle Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable
Letroy Guion DT Chest/Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Doubtful
Chad Greenway LB Wrist Full Participation in Practice Probable
Jamarca Sanford S Groin Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Fred Evans DT Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Kyle Rudolph TE Foot Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Charlie Johnson G Elbow Did Not Participate In Practice Doubtful

Washington

Chris Thompson RB Shoulder Full Participation in Practice Questionable
Jose Gumbs S Ankle Full Participation in Practice Probable
Leonard Hankerson WR Hamstring Full Participation in Practice Probable
London Fletcher LB Knee Full Participation in Practice Probable
Logan Paulsen TE Knee Full Participation in Practice Probable
Stephen Bowen DE Shoulder Full Participation in Practice Probable

Preview

The Vikings’ losing streak went to four after Sunday’s crushing last-minute defeat at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. Minnesota will climb right back on the horse after a short week of preparation at home against a Washington team that appears to have righted its own ship after an 0-3 start.

Last season’s meeting between these two teams featured an outstanding performance by Robert Griffin III, including a highlight reel late touchdown run to seal the victory. Washington’s read-option approach exposed the Vikings’ defense in that game, and I don’t need to point out that the Vikes haven’t exactly gotten better on D since then.

Recognition issues plagued the Vikings throughout last year’s game against RG3. An aggressive defensive approach is usually best against the read-option, but the Vikes have been unwilling to unleash a lot of blitzes this year given their lack of proficient man-to-man coverage corners.  So I guess we can look for RG3 to gash the Vikings again both with his running and passing.

Offensively, the Vikings will look to build on what they were able to accomplish last weekend against Dallas. Christian Ponder was relatively efficient, at least by his own standards, and Adrian Peterson had his best game of the year running the ball. Unfortunately the Vikings will be without one of their best weapons in Kyle Rudolph, and their offensive line will be patched-together with both Charlie Johnson and Phil Loadholt on the shelf.

Can the Vikings find a game plan that will allow them to contain RG3? Can Adrian Peterson get it cranked up against the Redskins’ defense? Can Christian Ponder follow up his best game of the year with another solid effort?

Prediction: Redskins 24, Vikings 13

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