Are Vikings' fans guilty of unnecessary roughness on Case Keenum?

Annette Crawford
November 14, 2017

But the quarterback did enough to lead the Vikings to a 38-30 win over Washington on Sunday at FedExField. Diggs said he wanted to pay homage to service members, but the Vikings were penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct. But then you have the back-to-back passes in the second half that ended with interceptions, or his play in the first half against Baltimore and Cleveland when it looked as if Keenum should be back on the sideline wearing a baseball cap.

"While we were 2-for-4 in the red zone, we very possibly could have been 4-for-4", Cousins said. And with Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph, the Vikings have a great group of pass catchers. You better believe he kept the ball. "There have been games where we don't fill up the stat sheet offensively, but we win and we play the game that needs to be played, which may be running the ball a few more times, it may be settling for field goals, it may be running clock, it may be taking a sack to run clock instead of forcing the ball down the field". "We can't be satisfied being 7-2". However, he tested his foot in warm-ups and decided it would not be prudent to risk it.

Cousins went on to name several failed scoring opportunities - either drives in which the Redskins had to settle for a field goal, or didn't come away with any points at all - which would have added up to 45 points and a Redskins victory.

That was until Swearinger stepped in for his first interception with the Redskins.


"We're going to come back and it fix it, " said linebacker Eric Kendricks.

It was Morgan's first career score. "The ball was getting spread around to everybody".

It wasn't awesome when Keenum fluttered a ball into the air late in the third quarter that Swearinger snagged downfield at the Washington 19. Minnesota has won five games in a row with Keenum being the primary quarterback, so he would be the front runner to start next week against the Rams, despite Teddy Bridgewater's imminent return.

"Obviously, he knew he didn't make the best play there but it's a great feeling to know that quarterback is going to come back out and compete just as he has the whole game, " Thielen said. Afterward, he praised everyone from his neighbors in Liberty City, Fla., to locker room neighbor Keenum.

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