MINNESOTA (5-3) at WASHINGTON (4-3-1)
Sunday, noon, FOX
SERIES RECORD – Tied 12-12
LAST MEETING – Vikings beat Redskins 29-26, Nov. 2, 2014
LAST WEEK – Vikings lost to Lions 22-16, OT; Redskins had bye, tied Bengals 27-27 on Oct. 30
VIKINGS OFFENSE – OVERALL (32), RUSH (31), PASS (27)
VIKINGS DEFENSE – OVERALL (3), RUSH (8), PASS (4)
REDSKINS OFFENSE – OVERALL (4), RUSH (14), PASS (3)
REDSKINS DEFENSE – OVERALL (22), RUSH (26), PASS (15)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Vikings allowing league-low average of 15.8 points; also giving up fewer than 300 yards per game. … Vikings WR Stefon Diggs, who played in college at Maryland, had career-high 13 catches for 80 yards last week vs. Detroit. … Minnesota has five turnovers through eight games, lowest midpoint total in team history, including only one interception in 276 passes. … After 5-0 start, Vikings have lost last three games; they haven’t dropped four straight since Oct. 13-Nov. 3, 2013. … DE Brian Robison has six sacks and three forced fumbles in past nine games. … Since 2014, S Harrison Smith has 5+ sacks, most among NFL safeties in that span. … Redskins QB Kirk Cousins tied Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen’s franchise record with 15th career 300-yard passing game in previous match by throwing for 458 yards in Week 8 tie against Bengals in London. … LT Trent Williams begins serving four-game suspension under the NFL’s substance abuse policy; Ty Nsekhe will make third start of NFL career at age 31. … WR Jamison Crowder, emerging as top target for Cousins, leads Redskins with four TD catches, had nine catches for 107 yards and TD in last game. … TE Jordan Reed’s 14 TD catches tied for most among players at his position since 2015. … LB Ryan Kerrigan leads Redskins with seven sacks; LB Trent Murphy next with six; no one else on team has more than two. … Fantasy Tip: Redskins RB Robert Kelley, who should be available in many leagues, should continue to get increased workload after running for career-high 87 yards and TD in last game. … Vikings’ running game has been real problem, but Redskins tend to give up rush yards in chunks – and Minnesota RB Matt Asiata scored three TDs last time these teams met.
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