WASHINGTON (KMSP) - The Minnesota Vikings lost their fourth straight game Sunday afternoon in Washington in what’s becoming a disheartening theme: A loss, a Blair Walsh missed kick and an injury to a key player.
FINAL SCORE: Washington 26, Vikings 20
THE MISSED KICK: Sunday’s missed kick was an extra-point attempt that sailed wide right following an Adam Thielen touchdown catch. Walsh has now missed four extra point attempts on the season.
THE INJURIES: Cornerback Xavier Rhodes was being evaluated for a concussion. Linebacker Eric Kendricks left the game with a hip injury. Offensive tackle Jake Long suffered an achilles injury that will likely end his season, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
HOW WASHINGTON WON: Kirk Cousins was 22 of 33 passing for 262 yards and two touchdowns, and Robert Kelley helped control the clock with 97 yards rushing. After falling behind 14-0 in the first half, the Vikings scored 20 unanswered points to head into the locker room with a 20-14 lead. But Washington shut out the Vikings in the second half en route to their first win in almost a month.
STEFON DIGGS: Stefon Diggs had 13 catches for 164 yards, including 6 catches for 102 yards in the second quarter.