Redskins Claw Past Seahawks, Ready For Battle With Vikings

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Nov 13, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Robert Kelley (32) carries the ball as Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) chases in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins (4-4) are set to return home after a heart-fluttering victory against the “Legion of Boom” in Seattle. Washington escaped Century Link Field with a 17-14 victory over Seattle that snapped the Redskins’ two-game losing streak but most importantly put a halt on the Seahawks’ cocky ways as the Skins snapped Seattle’s four-game win streak.

Kirk Cousins has now done something that Patriots’ Tom Brady, Packers’ Aaron Rodgers and Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger have yet to do… beat the Legion in Seattle. That is elite company, but yet somehow part of the Redskins’ fan base still isn’t sold on Cousins being their leader in the future.

If not Cousins, then who? Who at this very moment is better than Cousins?

It wasn’t all Cousins, but he sure did make a hell of an effort as he was hit numerous times and sacked 6 times for a loss of 54 yards. However, on the last drive of the game for the Redskins, Cousins put on his big boy pants and took Seattle to church with a four-play drive that allowed Cousins to find Brian Quick for a quick pickup of 31 yards down the sideline and on the very next play Cousins found a diving Josh Doctson for a gain of 38 before being marked down at the 1 yard line. After a Seattle timeout, Rob Kelley ran for his second 1-yard touchdown to give the Skins a 17-14 lead and the win.

Head Coach Jay Gruden could have given the game ball to anyone on the team but as it was mentioned on Twitter, he should have called Seattle to see if he could offer three game balls to kicker Blair Walsh since he missed three big field goals in crucial points of the game that could have had Seattle winning the game.

Gruden and the Redskins are now moving on to another tough opponent in the Minnesota Vikings. News came out today that Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is soon to be moved off of the PUP (physically unable to perform) list and could be active against the Redskins according to CBS Sports Jason La Canfora.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has reported even with Bridgewater coming off of the PUP list, Case Keenum will start against the Redskins on Sunday. This will be Keenum’s first career start with the Vikings.

In the 10 games the Redskins have played the Vikings in November, the Redskins are 4-6. Here is the breakdown of those results:

11/13/16 – Redskins win, 26-20

11/2/14 – Vikings win, 29-26

11/7/13 – Vikings win, 34-27

11/28/10 – Vikings win, 17-13

11/22/86 – Redskins win, 44-38 (OT)

11/29/84 – Redskins win, 31-17

11/2/80 – Vikings win, 39-14

11/30/75 – Redskins win, 31-30

11/8/70 – Vikings win, 19-10

11/3/68 – Vikings win, 27-14

Score prediction: Redskins 28, Vikings 20

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