We are finally ready for Week 10 action in the National Football League, as I’m sure all of you are. This week, the Minnesota Vikings will kick off a stretch that will see them play four road games in five weeks as they head to FedEx Field to do battle with the Washington Redskins.
The Vikings would be the #3 seed in the NFC playoffs if the postseason started today, with their 6-2 record giving them a two-game lead in the NFC North division. They’re coming off of their bye, while the Redskins are coming off of what has to be considered a significant upset, as they went into Seattle and beat the Seattle Seahawks by a final score of 17-14.
Minnesota is expected to welcome back quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in time for this week’s game, though it doesn’t appear likely that he’s going to start. Rather, he will back up Case Keenum, who has a record of 4-2 as the Vikings’ starter through the first half of the season (and the team is 5-2 in games that Keenum has finished).
Can the purple and gold maintain the momentum that they gathered in the first half of their season into the second half? On Sunday in Washington, we’ll get an opportunity to find out.