Redskins vs Vikings Live:The present and future of the quarterback position in the NFL will be on full display Thursday night when the New York Giants visit the New England Patriots. One of the best to ever play under center will go up against an up-and-coming rookie with a vast amount of potential.
With the next wave of the schedule here, we’re guaranteed the following things: Fantasy football, cheering on your favorite team, and, of course, taking a peek at the spreads in order to make sure you’re on the right side of every outcome.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 10
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
TV Channel: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has had Thursday’s date circled on his calendar for a long time.
Cousins will face the Redskins for the first time on Thursday since leaving the franchise that drafted him. In 2018, the Redskins allowed him to walk in free agency after two straight seasons playing under the franchise tag.
It’s no secret that Washington has struggled to find stability at the quarterback position since Cousins left town. Since his departure, the Redskins have started five different signal-callers (played six) in 23 games, and have a cumulative record of 8-15.
While the Cousins storyline will grab many headlines, Redskins quarterback Case Keenum may feel that he has something to prove, too. Keenum led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game in 2017, but Minnesota signed Cousins the following offseason, allowing Keenum to walk. He signed with the Broncos, and was traded to Washington earlier this year after one season with Denver.
Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph was the guest on this week’s ‘Under Center with Kirk Cousins.’ Listen to the show via this link or on all popular podcast platforms by searching for ‘Kirk Cousins’ or ‘Minnesota Vikings Podcast Network.
If the Eagles’ offense bailed Philadelphia out of a hole in Week 1, the Falcons’ was strangely dormant for most of their opening game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Atlanta was shut down for the first three quarters and by the time the Falcons finally got on the scoreboard, they had allowed 28 unanswered points.
Matt Ryan finished 33-of-46 for 304 passing yards and two touchdowns, both of which came when the game was already done and dusted.
The 2016 MVP never looked comfortable against the Vikings pass rush and threw two costly interceptions.
Julio Jones marked his new three-year, $66 million contract extension with a touchdown but hauled in just six of his 11 targets for a very modest 31 yards.
The Falcons didn’t fare much better on the ground, racking up a meager 73 yards over 17 carries, while the defense conceded 172 rushing yards.
Against the Vikings, Atlanta had to deal with minimal threat through the air as Kirk Cousins attempted just 11 passes, but a repeat of the same scenario is highly unlikely on Sunday night against Philadelphia.
The Falcons are 7/2 second-favorites to win the NFC South but back-to-back defeats in the first two weeks of the campaign would leave Atlanta in a very perilous position.
Philadelphia, on the other hand, has limited room for error itself as it will in all likelihood face a close fight with the Dallas Cowboys to come out on top of the NFC East.
The Cowboys looked dominant against the New York Giants in Week 1 and the Eagles are well aware of the need to keep up the pace.