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The Week 9 game between the Washington Commanders and Minnesota Vikings will be the “black out” game. Not only have the field graphics been converted to black, but all fans have been encouraged to wear black. It will also bring former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins back to Fed Ex Field. You Like That?

Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings are red hot at 6-1 and sit alone atop the NFC North division. He has thrown for multiple touchdowns the last two weeks, and after a trade deadline deal, will have a new weapon at his disposal in tight end T.J. Hockenson.

The Commanders will again be led by fan favorite Taylor Heinicke. While the Washington quarterback may not have been all-world so far, he has managed to win both of his starts. Heinicke threw up a wing and a prayer for Terry McLaurin in the last minute last week. He then scampered into the endzone on a one-yard sneak, to steal a 17-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Noise

The Commanders will have to try and put aside all of the rhetoric from this week. Is Dan Snyder selling the team? That won’t matter to what happens on the field on Sunday.

Head-To-Head

The two teams have met each other 27 times, with the Washington Redskins Commanders winning 13 games and the Minnesota Vikings winning 14 games.

The Vikings have won four of the last five match-ups, including the last time they faced each other in 2019.

That game was a battle of field goals, as Dan Bailey kicked four for the Vikings, and Dustin Hopkins kicked three for Washington in a 19-9 tilt.

Case Keenum managed just 130 yards on a 12 of 16 day, while Cousins was 23 of 26 for 285 yards.

Last 5

10/24/2019  Washington Redskins 9 Minnesota Vikings 19
11/12/2017  Minnesota Vikings 38 Washington Redskins 30
11/13/2016  Minnesota Vikings 20 Washington Redskins 26
11/02/2014  Washington Redskins 26 Minnesota Vikings 29
11/07/2013  Washington Redskins 27 Minnesota Vikings 34

Odds

Washington are currently 3.5-point home dogs to the favored Vikes. Not surprising given Minnesota has lost just once in 2022.

Washington +3.5

Over / Under 43.0

Don’t gamble? This means that Washington are 3.5 point underdogs (the Vikings are expected to win by 3.5 points).

The combined total of the two teams’ scores is expected to be 43.0.

Moneyline: Washington Commanders (+145) vs. Minnesota Vikings (-180)

2022 Record

Straight Up:

Washington 4-4

Minnesota 6-1

Against The Spread:

Washington 4-4

Minnesota 6-1

Injuries

For Washington:

J.D. McKissic, RB, Neck, Out for Week 9
Jahan Dotson, WR, Hamstring, Out for Week 9
Cole Holcomb, LB, Foot, Out for Week 9
David Mayo, OLB, Hamstring, Out for Week 9

Willie Beavers, OG, Undisclosed, Questionable for Week 9
Nate Gerry, LB, Undisclosed, Questionable for Week 9
Bunmi Rotimi, DE, Foot, Questionable for Week 9
Josh Drayden, DB, Undisclosed, Questionable for Week 9
Curtis Hodges, TE, Thigh, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 9
Cole Turner, TE, Concussion, Questionable for Week 9

Carson Wentz, QB, Finger, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 11

Tariq Castro-Fields, CB, Knee, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 11
Chase Young, DE, Knee – ACL + MCL, Physically Unable to Perform. Expected Return – Week 10
Wes Schweitzer, OG, Concussion, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 9

Milo Eifler, LB, Hamstring, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 9

Chase Roullier, C, Knee, IR. Injured Reserve
Drew White, LB, Knee, IR. Injured Reserve
Phidarian Mathis, DT, Knee – Meniscus, IR. Injured Reserve
Eli Wolf, TE, Undisclosed, IR. Injured Reserve

For Minnesota:

Jalen Nailor, WR, Illness, Out for Week 9
Dalvin Tomlinson, DE, Calf, Out for Week 9

Cameron Dantzler, CB, Neck, Questionable for Week 9
Everson Griffen, DE, Personal, Questionable for Week 9

Irv Smith, TE, Ankle, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 16
Ty Chandler, RB, Thumb, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 11
Ben Ellefson, TE, Groin, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 10

Kenny Willekes, DE, Undisclosed, IR. Injured Reserve
Lewis Cine, SAF, Leg, IR. Injured Reserve
Bisi Johnson, WR, Knee – ACL, IR. Injured Reserve

Week 8 Results

Commanders Vs Colts

Vikings vs Cardinals

Where To Watch

  • TV channel (national): Fox
  • TV channel (Minnesota): KMSP-TV
  • TV channel (Washington D.C.): WTTG
  • Live stream: fuboTV | DAZN (Canada)

 

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