"Then we kind of let them back in it, so it made it a little tight, but those are the things we can learn from". "There have been games where we don't fill up the stat sheet offensively, but we win and we play the game that needs to be played, which may be running the ball a few more times, it may be settling for field goals, it may be running clock, it may be taking a sack to run clock instead of forcing the ball down the field".
But in the end, the defense rose to the occasion to make play after play and the Vikings held to take their record to 7-2 and hold onto their two-game in the NFC North Division. "Even with the interception.' So there were a lot of plays there that you just feel are missed opportunities, and at the end of a game against a good team, they come back to haunt you". When you score 38 points, you're doing something right.
For much of the game, Keenum looked ready to seize NFC offensive player of the week honors. "Hopefully, that's a learning experience for us as well". Keenum threw three first half touchdowns and then a fourth on their opening drive of the second half to put the Vikings up 35-17 in the 3rd Quarter. He finished the game with a much more down-to-earth quarterback rating of 117.0 (21 of 29 for 304 yards and four touchdown passes).
Already making eight regular-season appearances as a member of the Redskins thus far into the 2017-18 campaign, Grant has now hauled in 24 receptions for 254 yards and two touchdowns. Keenum, though, threw a pair of interceptions that facilitated a Redskins comeback. Keenum then threw back-to-back very bad interceptions that allowed Washington to stay in the game.
"We want to play the game that we need to play", Cousins said. "That was a gift, " Keenum said.
Zimmer told Fox's broadcast crew in a Saturday night production meeting that "Teddy Bridgewater will be our quarterback at some point", and said after the game, "I've got a plan, and we'll just see how it goes. We'll sit down this week and we'll visit about it and we're going to go from there".
The Redskins became the first team this season to score more than 26 points against the Vikings.
And with that, the Vikings improved to 7-2 on the season, on a day when their defense was far from flawless.