The Vikings are just a strange team to figure out. The stout team of 2009 hasn't showed up yet in 2010, and with all the crap surrounding their team (thank you, Brad Childress, for making Mike Shanahan look like a genius by comparison), it's hard to gauge what kind of threat they are.
On paper they have the weapons. But the only completely healthy weapon (as of now) is Adrian Peterson. Percy Harvin now has to deal with an ankle injury. Sidney Rice is coming off hip surgery. And Brett Favre is all sorts of banged up--he's got broken bones in his foot, tendonitis in his elbow, a hurt chin, and a damaged psyche.
It's all compounded by their head coach Brad Childress, who can't seem to hold his team together. Their offensive line is performing poorly and letting Favre get hit in the mouth. (Literally). They, like the Redskins, are missing their former third down back Chester Taylor, and while Adrian Peterson might be the best running back in the league right now, he hasn't shown an ability to block.
Meanwhile, their defense is underperforming; they haven't recorded a sack in three straight games as of now. Jared Allen is supposed to be a dominant player, but he's getting beat one on one by left tackles.
The Vikings are a team in disarray, far more so than the Redskins could ever be. Their players are banged up, their coach is disliked, and they already had their bye week.
Is it possible the Vikings win this game? Maybe. They'd have a better chance at home. Unless the Vikings step up in the next couple weeks, I see the Redskins winning this game. Not easily, but at the end of the day, we should have the healtheir, less disorganized team.