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Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

It’s still a one-touchdown lead for the good guys

Washington Redskins v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Just one quarter of Thursday Night Football remains at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Vikings maintain their one-touchdown lead over the Washington Redskins, leading by a score of 16-9.

The Redskins started the second half with rookie Dwayne Haskins at quarterback, as Case Keenum has been placed in the concussion protocol. Minnesota’s defense generated a three-and-out to start the half. The Vikings pushed into Washington territory, but had to settle for Dan Bailey’s third field goal of the night, a 27-yarder to extend the Minnesota lead to 16-6.

Not to be outdone, Dustin Hopkins connected on his third field goal of the night on the Redskins’ next drive, this one a 43-yarder to cut the Minnesota lead back to a touchdown at 16-9. On their next drive, the Vikings found themselves with 4th-and-inches from their own 35-yard line, but an attempted sneak by Cousins was turned back by the Washington defense and the Vikings turned it over in good field position for the visitors.

The Vikings made the decision a moot point, however, thanks to their second turnover of the night, this one courtesy of Anthony Harris. He intercepted a pass from Dwayne Haskins that bounced off the hands of rookie Terry McLaurin and got the Vikings the football back.

As we move to the fourth quarter of play, the Vikings are looking at a 3rd-and-4 from their own 46-yard line.

We’ve got fifteen minutes left from U.S. Bank Stadium, folks. Can the Vikings hold on to this one and capture their fourth consecutive victory?