Sunday’s 38-26 victory was a must-win for the Washington Redskins. They were losers of eight straight at their home field. They go on the road for the next two games at difficult places to play (Giants and Steelers coming up). Robert Griffin recovered from his concussion, so on and so forth.
More importantly, this victory gave the city of Washington something to cheer about—after the Washington Nationals suffered a historic collapse in the ninth inning of their postseason run.
Now the Redskins' win over the Vikings is certainly minuscule in the grand scheme of things; however, after witnessing one of the most incredible runs in my life (his 76-yard touchdown run to be exact), Robert Griffin and his Washington Redskins reminded us why we are all fans in the first place.
It was definitely an exciting game. Fact is, it didn’t need to be. With a lead of 31-12, the Redskins resorted to their old ways and the opposing team found a way to make it interesting.
Either way, a win is a win. Does this put the Redskins in the playoff conversation? I wouldn’t say that considering how stacked the NFC is this year; however, it was important for the ballclub in the future to learn how to close out games effectively.
Anyway, here are my winners and losers from the Redskins and Vikings matchup.