After a strong start to the season, the Minnesota Vikings lost some momentum with a 38-26 loss to the Washington Redskins. As always, a team loss is a result of a poor team effort, but there were nevertheless some individually striking performances for the Vikings.
The Vikings found themselves marching to the red zone, but were continuously kept out of the endzone, turning a dominant first quarter performance into a meek 9-0 lead. From there, the wheels came off and the Redskins offense turned on, scoring 24 unanswered points before getting another three points on the board.
A penalty-filled performance with three turnovers capped an anemic performance by the offense and an inconsistent performance by the defense.
Despite the best efforts of some of the team's best players, the Vikings could not come away with the win.