Here is what you charge to apperceive on this Sunday, November 12, seven canicule afore the Washington Redskins comedy the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes Benz Superdome.
Today's schedule: #RedskinsTalk Tailgate, Orange Lot A (look for the accessory truck), 11 a.m.; Redskins Kickoff noon, NBC Sports Washington; Redskins vs Vikings 1 p.m. FOX
-Redskins @ Saints (11/9) 7-Giants @ Redskins Thanksgiving (11/23) 11-Redskins @ Cowboys Thursday night (11/30) 18
Key Redskins abrasion updatesOut: DE Ioannidis (hand), DE Jones (shoulder)Questionable: WR Crowder (hamstring), TE Reed (hamstring), T Williams (knee), G Scherff (knee), C Long (knees), T Nsekhe (core muscle), TE Paul (concussion)Full abrasion address here. The amateur is that Trent Williams accomplished for the aboriginal time in over a ages and there are letters that he and Jamison Crowder will comedy on Sunday.
Final thoughts on Redskins vs Vikings
Latest abrasion news: According to media letters this morning, the Redskins will accept Jamison Crowder and Trent Williams in the calendar but Jordan Reed's hamstring will accumulate him out for at atomic addition week. Crowder had his best bold of the division with 123 accepting yards adjoin Dallas afore sitting out with a hamstring in Seattle a anniversary ago. Williams accomplished for the aboriginal time in over a ages on Friday. While his knee will not be absolutely healed until he gets surgery, he still is the best advantage to accumulate arresting end Everson Griffen, who has 10 sacks on the year, out of the backfield.
Strength of schedule: The Vikings are 6-2 and they accept won four amateur in a row adjoin teams that are currently .500 or worse. Overall, their opponents accept won 29 amateur and accept a .446 acceptable percentage. The Redskins are 4-4 adjoin the toughest agenda in the league. Five of their opponents are in the "if the division concluded today" playoff account and the Cowboys are aloof a bisected bold out. Their opponents accept won 43 amateur and they accept a .614 acceptable percentage. If Washington and Minnesota had played anniversary other's schedules in the aboriginal bisected of the division it's reasonable to anticipate that the Redskins would be 6-2 or maybe 5-3 while the Vikings would be 4-4.
Two-back attack: The Vikings appear at you with two active backs, Latavius Murray (249 yards hasty on the season) and Jerick McKinnon (287). The Redskins will try to accumulate them beneath wraps and accomplish banal QB Case Keenum try to exhausted them. Since the alpha of the 2015 division the Redskins are 9-12-1 aback they acquiesce added than 100 yards hasty so they aren't abased on endlessly the run to win amateur but it does help.
Other acceptable factors for the Redskins:
Get to Keenum-He has been sacked alert in anniversary of the Vikings' two losses, alone already in amateur area he played and the aggregation won.
Be a little bigger than average-The Redskins accept averaged 22 credibility per bold this year. Beneath Mike Zimmer the Vikings are 2-9 aback their adversary array added than 24 points.
Hold on to the ball-This is consistently acceptable admonition but decidedly in this game. The Vikings accept 10 takeaways in their wins and none in their losses.
Prediction: Well, maybe it's not a abundant abstraction to accept to me actuality because I haven't had a acceptable feel for how the amateur would about-face out so far this year. But I anticipate this is a bold they win and conceivably one they win easily. The Redskins should accept Williams aback at larboard accouterment and Brandon Scherff abiding at appropriate bouncer so their band should be aloof about intact. It still will be boxy activity active the brawl adjoin the Vikings but if Cousins has time to bandy the Redskins will put up some points. It may be boxy for Josh Doctson to accept a big bold if he is bound up adjoin Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes but if Cousins now has acceptance in his bolt ambit he could accomplish a few key grabs. Conceivably I am underrating the Vikings but I aloof anticipate the Redskins are the bigger aggregation and the should appear out of this with a win at home.
Redskins 28, Vikings 17
Predictions almanac this year: 3-5
Rich Tandler covers the aggregation 365 canicule a year. Like his Facebook folio Facebook.com/TandlerNBCS and chase him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.
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