Vikings hang on to beat Washington, improve to 7-2

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Vikings quarterback Case Keenum nearly let Washington back into the game.

But all the stuff he did before that was enough to help his team to a fifth straight win.

Minnesota held on for a 38-30 win over Washington, with the Vikings offense putting on a clinic for most of the day.

The part that wasn’t a clinic was the back-to-back interceptions by Washington safety D.J. Swearinger, which helped his side get back to within a score.

But on the whole, Keenum’s day was impressive, as former starter Teddy Bridgewater returned to the sidelines.

Keenum finished 21-of-29 passing for 304 yards and four touchdowns, more than offsetting the two turnovers.

And with that, the Vikings improved to 7-2 on the season, on a day when their defense was far from perfect. Kirk Cousins threw for 327 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores, which made for a nice fantasy football line.

Washington dipped to 4-5 with the home loss.

118 responses to “Vikings hang on to beat Washington, improve to 7-2

  1. We all know the Vikings will never win a Superbowl. Popcorn muscles in Regular season. Losers when it matters. Keep living the lie.

    The Redskins need a new QB. Badly. We will never win with the loser at #8. Doctson and other recievers always bail him out.

    Any other elite QB torches that garbage Defense today.

    Remember when Robert Griffin sliced the Vikings easy. A real Quarterback. If only he was still under center.

  2. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    The Redskins are going to eat this fraud team alive.

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    Great game, wasn’t it?

    Oh, speaking of “fraud teams:” Were it not for Blair Walsh, you would be 3-6.

  3. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    We all know the Vikings will never win a Superbowl. Popcorn muscles in Regular season. Losers when it matters. Keep living the lie.

    The Redskins need a new QB. Badly. We will never win with the loser at #8. Doctson and other recievers always bail him out.

    Any other elite QB torches that garbage Defense today.

    Remember when Robert Griffin sliced the Vikings easy. A real Quarterback. If only he was still under center.

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    RGIII a real QB? HAHAHAHA….

    He’s not even in the league anymore.

  4. Vikings looked pretty good today and better offensively than I expected however I’d still be hard pressed to say they’re one of the best in the NFC. Couldn’t see em beating New Orleans and definitely not the Eagles…as much as I hate to have to say that

  5. Yeah, this is just depressing now. As the Packers leader of our fan base, I hate seeing these Vikings winning. Every darn week. But at least I’m still here. That’s more than a lot of our lesser fans can say.

  6. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 9, 2017 at 11:19 am
    When lousy Kirk Cousins is far and away the best QB stepping on the field over every QB on your depth chart, you know you have a serious problem. I’m suppose to believe the Redskins are going to lose to Case Keenum and an overrated defense who has played NOBODY when our defense is way better, gone into harsh conditions and won under REAL talent like Ryan Kerrigan and Josh Norman. Fake news/6-2 record. Not a Packers fan, an NFL fan telling you unless Tarkenton makes a comeback, Minnesota will always be irrelevant and a loser just like the Philadelphia Team. Redskins by at least 14.
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    Not very smart, are you?

  7. @logicalvoicesays

    Your comment made me laugh…instead of giving a good team credit, you come off as extremely bitter and embarrass yourself talking about RGIII is better than Cousins…that game you are referring to featured two completely different rosters and coaching staffs…you should be happy that Keenum kept the Skins hanging around til the end…because it could have been so much uglier…

  8. It was pretty nice hearing all the Vikings fans yelling Skol followed by the clap. Good game Skins fans. You almost made a comeback and scored a lot of points off the Vikings defense. Zimmer won’t be happy about that.

  9. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    We all know the Vikings will never win a Superbowl. Popcorn muscles in Regular season. Losers when it matters. Keep living the lie.

    The Redskins need a new QB. Badly. We will never win with the loser at #8. Doctson and other recievers always bail him out.

    Any other elite QB torches that garbage Defense today.

    Remember when Robert Griffin sliced the Vikings easy. A real Quarterback. If only he was still under center.
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    You are a fraud logicalvoicesays. Wasn’t it you who said the Vikings needed Fran Tarkenton to win this game? Funny how your tone changed after 60min. Now you need a new QB huh? hahaha 😀

  10. Why do people still take “logicalvoicesays” seriously? He couldn’t be a more obvious parody troll. I mean, he has “logical” in his username when the things he posts are ridiculously illogical. He’s been doing the same shtick for years and yet people still respond to him.

  11. cboys4life2014 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm
    Vikings looked pretty good today and better offensively than I expected however I’d still be hard pressed to say they’re one of the best in the NFC. Couldn’t see em beating New Orleans and definitely not the Eagles…as much as I hate to have to say that

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    that would be quite the insight if the vikings hadn’t already dominated the saints.

  12. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm
    Who cares?! Once the Vikings lose once again to the Lions on turkey day, it will be proven that Stafford is the best QB in the league, and 2017 is THE YEAR OF THE CAT!!
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    👌 ok. You could barely handle the Browns, so keep dreaming. Going into Washington to beat up on a good Redskins team is something the Lions couldn’t handle. Washington got a ton of yards during garbage time, so not worried about it. It is a great win on the road against a good team.

  13. cboys4life2014 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm
    Vikings looked pretty good today and better offensively than I expected however I’d still be hard pressed to say they’re one of the best in the NFC. Couldn’t see em beating New Orleans and definitely not the Eagles…as much as I hate to have to say that

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    Vikings already beat the taints – that ship has sailed.

  14. Hard fought game. Never thought the Redskins were out of it. Was waiting on a Vikings collapse or for Cousins and company to make some magic happen but it never did. Happy with the out come. On to the next test at home versus the much improved Rams.

  15. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    We all know the Vikings will never win a Superbowl. Popcorn muscles in Regular season. Losers when it matters. Keep living the lie.

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    And yet they beat your team. Doesn’t say much for you.

  16. ARod(in his collarbone), I don’t remember your team exactly lighting the world on fire against the Browns either. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

    THE YEAR OF THE CAT!!

  17. usdcoyotesfan says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm
    The Vikings didn’t beat the Redskins, the Redskins beat themselves.
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    The Bison didn’t beat the Coyotes the Co………….. oh wait, yes they did 49-14.

  18. cboys4life2014 says:

    Vikings looked pretty good today and better offensively than I expected however I’d still be hard pressed to say they’re one of the best in the NFC. Couldn’t see em beating New Orleans…
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    Except the Vikings already beat the Saints by a score of 29-19.

    But the leaders of each of the NFC divisions are all playing well and will be tough to beat.

  19. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:26 pm
    Yeah, this is just depressing now. As the Packers leader of our fan base, I hate seeing these Vikings winning. Every darn week. But at least I’m still here. That’s more than a lot of our lesser fans can say.
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    Give it a rest Viking homer.

  20. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm
    Hey coltluger, who beat the Vikings in your dear stadium earlier in the year? And who is going to beat them again on Thanksgiving Day?

    THE YEAR OF THE CAT!!

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    More like year of the troll. Pathetic waste of air.

  21. vikingscantwin says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:39 pm
    Hard fought game. Never thought the Redskins were out of it. Was waiting on a Vikings collapse or for Cousins and company to make some magic happen but it never did. Happy with the out come. On to the next test at home versus the much improved Rams.
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    Nice Hyprocite statement right here.

  22. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:43 pm
    ARod(in his collarbone), I don’t remember your team exactly lighting the world on fire against the Browns either. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

    THE YEAR OF THE CAT!!
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    They beat them easily 4000 miles away in London, the Putty Cats struggled at home against a winless team. I hope you and all the announcers pick Detroit to win, just makes you look dumber than normal.

  23. ninefingers9 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm
    2 game lead. Can you Diggs it!
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    Yes, can you Thielen it?

  24. wib22 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:36 pm
    Vikings are the best team in the NFL.

    Better than belicheat’s team

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    In every thread you bring up the Patriots. It’s ok son… it’s only a game

  25. usdcoyotesfan says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:26 pm
    Yeah, this is just depressing now. As the Packers leader of our fan base, I hate seeing these Vikings winning. Every darn week. But at least I’m still here. That’s more than a lot of our lesser fans can say.
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    Give it a rest Viking homer

    ****

    You’re the only homer we see. You never post anything of substinence. Then when your team loses, you try to insult Vikes fans by saying all of Minnesota is on welfare like some petulant teenager.

  26. usdcoyotesfan says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:26 pm
    Yeah, this is just depressing now. As the Packers leader of our fan base, I hate seeing these Vikings winning. Every darn week. But at least I’m still here. That’s more than a lot of our lesser fans can say.
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    Give it a rest Viking homer.

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    Give it a rest packer troll

  27. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 9, 2017 at 11:19 am
    When lousy Kirk Cousins is far and away the best QB stepping on the field over every QB on your depth chart, you know you have a serious problem. I’m suppose to believe the Redskins are going to lose to Case Keenum and an overrated defense who has played NOBODY when our defense is way better, gone into harsh conditions and won under REAL talent like Ryan Kerrigan and Josh Norman. Fake news/6-2 record. Not a Packers fan, an NFL fan telling you unless Tarkenton makes a comeback, Minnesota will always be irrelevant and a loser just like the Philadelphia Team. Redskins by at least 14.

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  28. Hey Kitty Kat…

    Look at the standings.

    I’m looking forward to our rematch on Thanksgiving.

    Are you nervous?

  29. the moment outsiders start declaring the vikings a top team of the team to beat is always the death kiss for them, so i’m glad to see them still fly under the radar. i remember when they beat the saints, nobody cared because the saints were so terrible (allegedly), and now people forgot it happened and already saying the vikings couldn’t beat them. asides from the eagles, no team in the NFL seems scary at the moment, and the vikings are not a QB injury away from tanking like virtually every other contending team at the moment. this is a complete team – although #97 was badly missed on D today

  30. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm
    Who cares?! Once the Vikings lose once again to the Lions on turkey day, it will be proven that Stafford is the best QB in the league, and 2017 is THE YEAR OF THE CAT!!

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    There probably isn’t even 1 person in Stafford’s family that believes he’s the best QB in the league.

  31. gtodriver, I’m not nervous about facing the Vikings on Thanksgiving Day. Looking forward to another win in the beautifully renovated Ford Field, in the best city in America. DETROIT, MICHIGAN baby!

  32. usdcoyotesfan says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm
    The Vikings didn’t beat the Redskins, the Redskins beat themselves.

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    Aww, it’s always so cute when the wittow guy from USD comes out to talk with the grown ups.

  33. The vikings are a great team that’s superbowl bound. Great defense, great offense. The NFC has four new division leaders. The playoffs will be exiting with four new playoff teams. The superbowl will be vikings vs titans.

  34. You’re the only homer we see. You never post anything of substinence. Then when your team loses, you try to insult Vikes fans by saying all of Minnesota is on welfare
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    What’s wrong? Does the truth hurt?

  35. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm
    gtodriver, I’m not nervous about facing the Vikings on Thanksgiving Day. Looking forward to another win in the beautifully renovated Ford Field, in the best city in America. DETROIT, MICHIGAN baby!

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    Detroit makes Chicago look safe. You can have that pit.

  36. This STILL doesn’t change the fact that in 56 years of existance, the Vikings have 0 championships!! ZERO!!!!

    Purple is for little firls with blond hair!!! You embarrass the name Viking!!!! SKOLOLOL!!!!!!!

  37. Good win for the Vikings. The defense wasn’t its typical dominant self, but they came up big in some key situations like fourth downs and with the interception before the half. Keenum played great until those two ugly interceptions, holding off Teddy for another week. Sometimes the offense has to bail out the defense and I’m glad to see they were able to do it. I guess Everson makes a big difference when he’s in there.

  38. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm
    gtodriver, I’m not nervous about facing the Vikings on Thanksgiving Day. Looking forward to another win in the beautifully renovated Ford Field, in the best city in America. DETOILET, MICHIGAN baby!

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    I corrected your spelling for you, you’re welcome.

  39. gtodriver says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    Hey Kitty Kat…

    Look at the standings.

    I’m looking forward to our rematch on Thanksgiving.

    Are you nervous?

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    Of course he/she isn’t nervous. Even if the Lions won, he/she knows that somehow the Lions will somehow just Detroit the season away, like they always do.

  40. coltluger, I would much rather be in Detroit than Murderapolis! Our’s is the great city back on the rise, the great American comeback story. Much like this Lions team and organization!

  41. usdcoyotesfan, your sorry Packers team is long done as well thanks to the beating Stafford and my Lions gave you Monday night, so you should disappear like your cowardly GB brethren and leave the conversations to the big boys of the NFC North!

  42. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:22 pm
    coltluger, I would much rather be in Detroit than Murderapolis! Our’s is the great city back on the rise, the great American comeback story. Much like this Lions team and organization!

    0 1 Rate This
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    Except for the murders, the lead in the water and the lack of jobs, it’s a great city.

  43. jhorton83 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:34 pm
    Why do people still take “logicalvoicesays” seriously? He couldn’t be a more obvious parody troll. I mean, he has “logical” in his username when the things he posts are ridiculously illogical. He’s been doing the same shtick for years and yet people still respond to him.
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    Probably the same reasons you all give Dahmer your thumbs up whenever he posts his usual brand of nonsense.
    Even though we all know he’s really one of ariana’s many “knee slapping” personalities.

    Anyways, congrats on your win today.
    I have to admit, the Vikings are looking far better than I ever gave them credit for.
    You are seriously beginning to impress me.
    And as you can see, I can state this without constantly whining about officiating or grand NFL conspiracies that are elevating your team.

  44. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:28 pm
    usdcoyotesfan, your sorry Packers team is long done as well thanks to the beating Stafford and my Lions gave you Monday night, so you should disappear like your cowardly GB brethren and leave the conversations to the big boys of the NFC North!

    1 0 Rate This
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    The homers of the also-rans are arguing with each other on a Vikings thread. It’s true – you can’t fix stupid.

  45. brokeveteran says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    Wouldn’t it be a shame if Staffords walked into a Barr too?
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    Classy. This is what I was talking about when I mentioned that there always has to be at least one knucklehead in every crowd.

  46. Usdcoyotes when your team is garbage, the only card you have left to play is bringing up two superbowls in your entire superbowl history. Nobody cares about your history lesson, just like nobody cares my niners have 5 superbowls, three more than the overrated chokejob packers. Nobody cares about history during the season. Try concentrating on the season at hand. Every year is a new year. And this year the packers are garbage just like the niners. The vikings are one of the best teams in the nfl. In first place and fighting for a first round bye. Hate it all you want , it doesn’t help the packers get any better. You’re only embarrassing yourself and exposing the awful packers while the vikings are getting better every week. Cry me a river packers fans. Lol

  47. The Vikings, with their 3rd string QB, have a two-game lead on the lions with their blue-chip QB and the packers with their 2nd string QB (heir apparent). Hmmm.

  48. coltluger, calling the Lions one of the “also rans” only proves your unfounded arrogance. It will only make our victory on Thanksgiving day all that much sweeter.
    But continue your racially tinged comments against the great city of Detroit. I would expect nothing less from a pretentious Minnesotan.

  49. I think the Saints are a different team today than the one that lost in week one. Today, Thielen owned Josh Norman. Repeatedly. Saying the Vikings are weak is hogwash. One of the best? Who knows, but they do not suck. Rams will be a tough game. Lions will be a tough game, and really they are all tough games. That’s why we watch. Skol!

  50. usdcoyotesfan says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm
    You’re the only homer we see. You never post anything of substinence. Then when your team loses, you try to insult Vikes fans by saying all of Minnesota is on welfare
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    What’s wrong? Does the truth hurt?

    ***

    That you act like a petulant teenager? No it doesn’t.

  51. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:53 pm
    coltluger, calling the Lions one of the “also rans” only proves your unfounded arrogance. It will only make our victory on Thanksgiving day all that much sweeter.
    But continue your racially tinged comments against the great city of Detroit. I would expect nothing less from a pretentious Minnesotan.

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    Really? That’s what you stoop to? Time to give mommy back her computer.

  52. Frazier28/7 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 6:19 pm
    I saw RGIII the other day. He asked if I wanted fries with my order.
    *****
    Wouldn’t RGIII be asking what toppings you want on your sandwich at Subway?

  53. Great to see the Vikings can hang 38 points on a good defense on the road. They won’t need to very often, but nice to know they can if needed. Great win. Can’t wait for the February home game..

  54. Two very poor decisions by Keenum made this game much closer than it could have been. I think. Cousins is really good and the Redskins fought hard. They are better than 4-5.

    Keenum has a little bit of Farve in hum. I hate it and love it the same. Fun team to watch!

  55. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:53 pm
    coltluger, calling the Lions one of the “also rans” only proves your unfounded arrogance. It will only make our victory on Thanksgiving day all that much sweeter.
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    Even if the kittens somehow win, they’ll still won’t be first in the division. Too bad, so sad. Maybe the lions should put a big “L” on their helmets – to indicate the first letter in the word Lion, of course.

  56. coltluger, you’re so adorable. Yes, I did go there, so grow up and be accountable for your actions, boy.

    And bringing it back to football, who did the Vikings lose to in week 4?

    THE YEAR OF THE CAT!!

  57. And coltluger, you fail at math, as we WILL be in first place after Thanksgiving. It’s easy:

    Next week, the Vikings will get creamed by the Rams. Then the Lions will easily win in Chicago.

    So when we beat you on Thanksgiving, the Lions and Vikings will be both 7-4. But due to our TWO victories against your sorry team, the Lions will be the leaders of the North, baby!

    THE YEAR OF THE CAT!!

  58. Wasn’t there a team that went 0-16 one year? I think it was the one with the big blue “L” on their helmets. But it’s good the they (barely) climbed above .500 today. Congrats.

  59. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 8:28 pm
    coltluger likes to live in the past almost as much as Packers fans do!
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    Vikings are 7-2, “L’s” are 5-4. Current enough for you, L?

  60. The Vikes game against the Redskins was a good physical battle both teams played well,But made mistakes, I do think the loss of Everson Griffen for the Vikings made it harder for the Vikings to get consistent pressure on Kirk Cousins! Keenum played very well (minus two poorly timed throws) The lions are a little unpredictable good & Bad.The Vikings Lions game earlier this season was another hard fought battle. But Vikings turned the ball over too many times and still only lossed by 7 points, The Vikes also lossed Dalvin Cook in that game! The Turkey day game will be another tight hard fought battle that could go either way! There is a whole lot of football left to be played And nobody knows how everything shakes loose. They say the cream always rises to the top!

  61. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 8:40 pm
    I’m forward looking. Week 12 – Both teams will be 7-4 but the Lions will have the tie-breaker. COUNT. ON. IT.

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    Makes me wonder if it’s the lead in the water or the Motown public schools. Regardless, the result is the same. “L”.

  62. looking forward to the rematch, we dont turn it over and we have a very good chance to win on Thanksgiving.

  63. The coaches didn’t prepare them well, as usual. When ever they look good with a surprise win they act like the rest of the league should have something to be scared of. I guess they practiced that way. Right?

  64. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:49 pm
    Hey gtodriver,

    Except the Lions already beat the Vikings by a score of 14-7

    Oh yeah, it was in Minnesota to boot.

    ROAR!!!!!!!!
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    I’ll admit that the Lions have had the Vikings’ number lately. Unfortunately for the Lions, there are 14 other games that tend to show just how average Stafford and his team are. Their late season collapse last year (2 game lead with 3 left) was typical Lions, one of only 4 teams to not win a division title since realignment. You’re in the same company as the Bills, Browns and Jaguars. You’re the only NFC franchise to never play in a Superbowl. One playoff win in 60 years. The Vikings don’t have a lot to brag about when it comes to post season success, but the Lions have even less.

  65. Plenty of of Washington fans blaming Cousins for this loss. But the defense gave up 38 and the Vikings could run and pass on them pretty well. Norman was burnt and scored on. The other corner wasn’t any better. I even heard RG Cousins mentioned. He isn’t that bad.

  66. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:49 pm
    Hey gtodriver,

    Except the Lions already beat the Vikings by a score of 14-7

    Oh yeah, it was in Minnesota to boot.

    ROAR!!!!!!!!

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    Yes the Lions have beaten us a few times in the past few years. But not by much. All games are a one score game. Our defense kept that game in reach. I believe the fumbles, and than our star RB going down is why we lost that game. The whole stadium was deflated after that. As a MN fan I didn’t care about the score of the game, I just hope Dalvin Cook would be ok.

    The Lions have the best QB in the division currently, but that is the only thing I think is better about the Lions.

    The Lions could very well win the division. They have a cakewalk of a schedule the rest of the year. The Vikings have a murderous row of games lined up.

    At least the Packers aren’t winning the division this year. 😉

  67. cboys4life2014 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm
    Vikings looked pretty good today and better offensively than I expected however I’d still be hard pressed to say they’re one of the best in the NFC. Couldn’t see em beating New Orleans and definitely not the Eagles…as much as I hate to have to say that

    Umm…..NFL GamePass….Week 1….Vikings/Saints. That’s exactly how you see the Vikings beat New Orleans.

  68. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    The Redskins are going to eat this fraud team alive.
    )))))))))))))))))
    Good call buddy, see if you can handle the Giants in 2 weeks.

  69. Stafford will be 30 in less than 2 months. Matt hasn’t won a division yet. His record against teams with a winning record is horrible but the future is bright. The Lion troll needs to calm down.

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