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WASHINGTON (3 - 5) at MINNESOTA (1 - 7)
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Week 10 Thursday, 11/7/2013 8:25 PM
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WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games3-5-2.83-55-325.49.4407.6(6)2.031.616.6398.7(6.4)1.7
Road Games1-3-21-32-220.25.7365.0(5.6)
Last 3 Games2-1+12-13-032.012.7421.7(6)2.336.712.7405.0(6.4)2.3
WASHINGTON - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)25.49.423.431:1729-146(5)23-3960.2%261(6.8)68-408(6)(16.1)
Opponents Defensive Avg.24.811.921.230:4425-106(4.2)24-3863.3%278(7.3)63-385(6.1)(15.5)
Offense Road Games20.25.720.029:2527-139(5.1)21-3755.7%225(6.1)65-365(5.6)(18)
Defense (All Games)31.616.623.129:2827-117(4.4)24-3665.4%282(7.8)63-399(6.4)(12.6)
Opponents Offensive Avg.28.113.822.230:2127-119(4.4)24-3765.4%280(7.6)64-398(6.2)(14.2)
Defense Road Games32.014.722.230:3526-99(3.9)26-3769.6%285(7.7)63-384(6.1)(12)
WASHINGTON - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against10.61.61.913-537.8%1-044.1%3-66(25.4)14-2(8.4)6-53
Stats For (Road Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 12-435.4%1-187.5%3-61(22.1)1-31(20.7)6-54
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.71.7 13-541.4%1-058.6%2-54(24.3)20-2(11)6-55
Stats Against (Road Games) 13-435.3%1-180.0%2-54(30.9)2-38(22)5-50

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games1-7-7.73-56-223.213.6316.7(5.4)2.131.515.6395.1(5.7)1.7
Home Games0-3-50-33-022.712.3287.3(5.1)1.736.720.7413.3(6)1.3
Last 3 Games0-3-31-21-220.311.3280.7(4.9)1.731.313.3357.0(5.3)0.7
Dome Games0-4-60-44-023.012.7298.0(5.4)
MINNESOTA - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)23.213.617.425:4123-111(4.8)21-3559.3%205(5.9)58-317(5.4)(13.6)
Opponents Defensive Avg.23.511.12029:2226-107(4.1)23-3762.3%246(6.8)63-353(5.6)(15)
Offense Home Games22.712.317.724:3621-107(5.1)24-3666.4%181(5.1)57-287(5.1)(12.7)
Defense (All Games)31.515.623.634:1827-105(3.8)28-4267.3%290(7)69-395(5.7)(12.5)
Opponents Offensive Avg.24.612.220.631:3825-100(4)23-3762.3%260(7)62-360(5.8)(14.6)
Defense Home Games36.720.723.735:2433-139(4.2)25-3768.2%275(7.5)69-413(6)(11.3)
MINNESOTA - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against10.71.62.114-539.3%1-046.4%2-56(24.2)22-2(10.6)6-54
Stats For (Home Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 15-749.2%1-175.0%2-66(27.9)2-26(11.4)6-62
Opponents Avg. Stats For1.10.71.8 13-538.7%1-051.8%2-56(23.9)21-2(10.3)6-55
Stats Against (Home Games) 15-957.8%2-285.7%2-30(18.2)3-45(16.9)6-69
Average power rating of opponents played: WASHINGTON 21.8,  MINNESOTA 22.4
WASHINGTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/15/2013@ GREEN BAY20-38L7L47.5O17-10826-40-314124-13934-42-4411
9/29/2013@ OAKLAND24-14W-3.5W45U32-12218-31-217126-10421-32-1942
10/13/2013@ DALLAS16-31L5.5L52U33-21619-39-217219-4818-30-1651
10/27/2013@ DENVER21-45L11L58.5O28-11220-39-154534-10730-44-3394
11/3/2013SAN DIEGO30-24W-2W49O40-20923-32-291116-6929-46-3412
11/7/2013@ MINNESOTA            
11/17/2013@ PHILADELPHIA            
11/25/2013SAN FRANCISCO            
12/1/2013NY GIANTS            

MINNESOTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/8/2013@ DETROIT24-34L4L46O22-10518-28-225433-11728-43-3522
9/15/2013@ CHICAGO30-31L6W40.5O33-12316-30-227326-12928-39-2824
10/21/2013@ NY GIANTS7-23L4L47.5U14-3020-53-176332-6423-39-1931
10/27/2013GREEN BAY31-44L7L47.5O19-11114-21-132042-18224-29-2820
11/3/2013@ DALLAS23-27L8W50.5U29-16925-37-22429-3634-51-3141
11/17/2013@ SEATTLE            
11/24/2013@ GREEN BAY            
WASHINGTON: Only Seattle was more run-heavy than the Redskins last season, and even when he didn't keep it, everything they did was based on Robert Griffin III. It's head coach Mike Shanahan's classic zone blocking up front in the running game, but with the added threat of Griffin keeping and rolling out each time. It adds another dimension to an already excellent running scheme. Alfred Morris is a three-down workhorse and will take the overwhelming majority of the reps again. Evan Royster and Roy Helu will battle for the scraps, with Royster's versatility giving him an edge. The passing game works off the running game, using a lot of play-action and rollouts for Griffin. Pierre Garcon is the closest thing to a No. 1 receiver, getting a lot of catch-and-run and crossing opportunities, and getting a fair share of bubble screens as well. They use three receivers often, with Josh Morgan staying in the lineup because he blocks so well. He'll get only a handful of catches as a possession receiver. Leonard Hankerson will push Santana Moss for third receiver reps. While H-back Fred Davis is close to a No. 2 receiver, the backs are rarely used to catch passes. The Redskins remain run-heavy in the red zone, with RGIII running outside the pocket or Morris pounding between the tackles. Because the Redskins stuffed the run so effectively (96 YPG allowed, 5th in NFL), opponents chose to throw on them more than any NFL team (39.7 attempts per game) and piled up serious yardage. Rookie CB David Amerson and former Bucs CB E.J. Biggers should help the overworked secondary. Six different defenders scored touchdowns last year, but DE/OLB Ryan Kerrigan (8 sacks) was the only player with at least five sacks. Ageless ILB London Fletcher, 38, is still productive, and OLB Brian Orakpo is now healthy.
MINNESOTA: The Vikings have adopted more of a versatile running scheme, mixing in a lot of man blocking with their usual zone stuff. Obviously, Adrian Peterson is the centerpiece of this offense, and after bringing him along somewhat slowly early last season, he'll be all-systems-go as a three-down workhorse this year. Toby Gerhart will occasionally spell him and would take a full workload if Peterson were to get hurt again. This is a West Coast passing game that has Christian Ponder moving around a lot. In the past, their favorite play had been to roll Ponder out with Percy Harvin for some long hand-offs. They'd like rookie Cordarrelle Patterson to take that role of the departed Harvin. TE Kyle Rudolph will also inherit those looks, and they'll involve Peterson in the screen game frequently. Greg Jennings will move around a lot and should be their leading receiver. Jerome Simpson is a pure deep threat, while third receiver Jarius Wright will line up inside and out, but is better working downfield. Not surprisingly, the Vikings continued to ride Peterson in the red zone (59 carries inside 20-yd line last season), and they'll do the same this year. When they throw, it's usually off play-action with Rudolph. The strength of this defense comes up front with 4-time All-Pro DE Jared Allen (117 career sacks) and 5-time All-Pro DT Kevin Williams (56.5 career sacks), plus first-round pick DT Sharrif Floyd and new DE Lawrence Jackson. The Vikings still have star SLB Chad Greenway (148 tackles, T-2nd in NFL) all over the field, but despite the defense's utter lack of playmakers, it added no significant free agents in the back seven. The subpar pass defense (244 YPG, 24th in NFL) got even weaker when it allowed top CB Antoine Winfield to sign elsewhere. CB Chris Cook and rookie CB Xavier Rhodes are a shaky starting duo.
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*Redskins-Vikings Preview* ==========================


The Washington Redskins hope the momentum from a dramatic victory combined with facing one of the league's worst teams will finally propel them to back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

The visiting Redskins are looking for some consistency, particularly from Robert Griffin III, as they try to hand the Minnesota Vikings a fifth straight defeat Thursday night.

After avoiding an 0-4 start with a 24-14 win at Oakland on Sept. 29, Washington (3-5) came out of its bye and lost 31-16 at Dallas. The Redskins rallied to beat Chicago 45-41 on Oct. 20, but they fell 45-21 at Denver the next week.

Such inconsistency has frustrated the Redskins, who won their final seven games last season to record their first division title in 13 years.

Washington hopes Sunday's 30-24 overtime victory over San Diego is the one that keys a run toward the top of the weak NFC East, where it is behind 5-4 Dallas and 4-5 Philadelphia.

"The fans want to have something to believe in, and the players want to have something to believe in," Griffin said. "And because of the way our division is set up right now, we have something to believe in and we know we can control our own destiny."

After San Diego had a touchdown overturned late in the fourth quarter, Washington stopped the Chargers three times from inside the 1-yard line and held them to the tying field goal. The Redskins won on fullback Darrel Young's third touchdown of the day, a 4-yard run that capped a 10-play drive.

"The way we won the game, that can be a turning point for us," Griffin said.

Griffin didn't throw for a touchdown but went 23 of 32 for 291 yards and was a big reason the Redskins finished 12 of 17 on third down.

"The great quarterbacks are the guys that are consistent on third down," said coach Mike Shanahan, whose team is fourth in the NFL converting 44.5 percent on third down. "Anytime you're over 70 percent on third-down conversions your quarterback is playing extremely well.

"And that's what you've got to do. You've got to do that consistently."

Griffin has been anything but consistent of late. In Washington's three wins, he has completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 816 yards with two turnovers while getting sacked twice. In the two October losses, he completed 49.3 percent for 378 yards, committed five turnovers and was sacked six times.

Alfred Morris has been much more steady, leading all running backs this season with 5.2 yards per carry. Fifth in the league with 686 rushing yards, Morris has averaged 97.5 in the last four games while scoring three TDs.

He had season highs of 121 yards and 25 carries Sunday as Washington totaled a season-best 500 yards, including 209 on the ground.

"We've always believed in the running game," Shanahan said.

The Redskins, however, continue to struggle defensively. They have given up at least 410 yards in the past two weeks and rank 30th in total defense (398.8 ypg) while standing 31st in points allowed (31.6 per game).

The good news for Washington is that Minnesota (1-7) has hardly been better, giving up an average of 31.5 points and yet to hold an opponent below 23.

The Vikings led 23-20 late in the fourth quarter Sunday at Dallas and had the ball on the Cowboys' 41-yard line but handed off to Adrian Peterson once on the drive and were forced to punt. As Minnesota used a prevent defense, the Cowboys went on a nine-play, 90-yard drive to reach the end zone with 35 seconds left and hand the Vikings a 27-23 loss.

The result prompted Minnesota defensive linemen Kevin Williams and Brian Robison to question the team's play-calling on both sides late in the game.

"I like for them to talk to their coaches (or) myself about whatever concerns they may have and try to get those worked out," coach Leslie Frazier said. "But I do understand their frustration and I respect their opinions."

Any potential dissension would seem a long-time coming for the Vikings, whose four-game losing streak is their longest since a six-game slide Nov. 14-Dec. 18, 2011.

"The frustration grows with each loss with everyone involved," Frazier said. "We need to put some wins together starting this Thursday night."

Frazier appears set to stick with Christian Ponder after he completed 25 of 37 passes for 236 yards, throwing for one touchdown and running for one. However, he threw his sixth interception in five starts - all losses - and lost the ball on a sack in the end zone that was recovered by Dallas for a touchdown.

Ponder, though, has run for 113 yards and four TDs on 14 carries over his last three games.

Peterson matched a season high with 140 yards on 25 attempts Sunday after totaling 150 on 36 carries in the previous three games. He's been limited to 180 rushing yards in four games against the Redskins.

Griffin ran for a career-high 138 in the last meeting, including 76 on a fourth-quarter touchdown as Washington won 38-26 last Oct. 14. Ponder threw for 352 yards but had three turnovers.

Kyle Rudolph caught one of Ponder's two touchdown passes in that game, but he broke his left foot Sunday and will miss at least a month.

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