Thursday night, we get another marquee matchup for our primetime enjoyment folks.
(Insert moans, groans and laughter here)
Well, the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings may not be a marquee matchup but it should at least provide some halfway decent entertainment for football fans. Remember what Robert Griffin III did last season against the Vikings? I’m sure you do.
This season, things are looking much different for both teams and the Redskins are just hoping that their division is as much of a joke everyone is saying it is. If they can get to 4-5 with a win over Minnesota, there’s no telling what the rest of the season could hold for them.
In their most recent outing, the Redskins beat the San Diego Chargers in overtime. Griffin III was quoted afterwards telling reporters he was praying for a defensive stand late in the game so that he’d have a chance to win it.
“I’m sitting there praying to Jesus,” the quarterback said. “Everybody can win blowout games but when you can win a team game like that in overtime, there’s a special feeling you get.”
Well, as touching and sentimental that might be, Griffin won’t need any prayers going up against Christian Ponder and the Vikings. The Redskins have put up massive amounts of yardage since coming off their bye, specifically on the ground. The Vikings, meanwhile, haven’t given up less than 23 points this season. In fact, they’ve given up less than 30 just twice.
This is good news for a hungry Washington team with a revitalized Griffin. I’m sorry to say, Minnesota fans, your season is a loss at this point and it’s not going to get any better Thursday night.