Vikings Beat Redskins, Win Fourth Straight Game

The Vikings went a perfect 4-0 in October

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
October 25, 2019 - 9:32 am
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The Minnesota Vikings won their fourth straight game Thursday, beating the Washington Redskins 19-9 to improve to 6-2 at the halfway point of the season. The offense wasn’t as explosive as it had been in its previous three games, when the Vikings averaged 36 points per game, but it was still more than effective. 

Stefon Diggs, in particular, continued his stellar play. He had seven catches for 143 yards – matching his numbers from a Week 7 win over the Lions. Over his last three games, Diggs has 21 catches for 453 yards and three touchdowns.

Not bad for a guy who reportedly wanted to be traded just a couple of weeks ago.

“When you have a distraction like that, it can go one of two ways,” Vikings voice Paul Allen said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “It seemed to motivate the quarterback to play a different way and act a different way during the course of games. Stefon, clearly, has responded. Honestly, that was the turning point for where we are now.”

After erupting for 42 points in Detroit this past Sunday, Minnesota mustered just 19 against Washington. Adam Thielen’s absence may have played a role in that. So, too, did the short week.

“With the short week and lack of exotic game-planning and the fact that it was the midway point in the season, these bodies and minds start to get worn down, I think it definitely plays into the style of the game,” Allen said. “6-2 is 6-2 and the team keeps pace with Green Bay, but there are some things that (need to improve). The Vikings did not hold up incredibly well against that front seven. That’s something moving forward that is definitely going to need to improve.”

The Vikings play their next two games on the road against the Chiefs (5-2) and Cowboys (4-3) in Weeks 9 and 10, respectively.

Click below to listen to Allen’s interview in its entirety.