Keenum, Vikings Keep Rolling by Beating Redskins 38-30
Nov 13 2017
Per their long-term and recent history, the Vikings will be preparing for a big game while answering questions about their quarterbacks. The touchdown grab Sunday was both his first reception of this season and the first score of his career. That puts him on pace for 100 catches, 1,410 yards and four touchdowns, certainly numbers that would get him an invite to the Pro Bowl and perhaps even an All-Pro nod.
But on the whole, Keenum's day was impressive, as former starter Teddy Bridgewater returned to the sidelines.
Mixing the good with the bad, Keenum was picked off on consecutive throws by D.J. Swearinger.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Maurice Harris made one of the best catches of the year for a touchdown on Sunday.
Bridgewater was activated last Wednesday from the physically unable to perform list, and there has been plenty of speculation about when he might regain his starting job.
The Minnesota Vikings were able to come away with the win during the game, extending their record to 7-2 and tightening their grip on the NFC North.
On the season, Thielen now has 56 catches for 793 yards and two touchdowns.
Thielen had eight catches for a season-high 166 yards, and the Vikings celebrated his TD by kneeling in a line the end zone while he and Diggs leapfrogged over them. Diggs, who is from a Maryland suburb of Washington, had four catches for 78 yards. Five plays later, Keenum threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Diggs. He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for using field equipment as a prop. Against the Vikings, the Redskins rushed for a paltry 81 yards. Following Thielen's lead, they played leap frog in the end zone.
Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins had three TDs - two rushing and one passing - and was 26 of 45 for 327 yards with an interception.