MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kirk Cousins was able to get a victory against the team that let him go in the summer of 2018.
Cousins was 23 of 26 for 285 yards without a turnover as the Minnesota Vikings knocked off Washington, 19-9 to improve to 6-2. Cousins did some of his best work getting the ball to Dalvin Cook, who had 171 total yards and the game’s lone touchdown. Cook rushed 23 times for 98 yards and caught five passes for 73 yards in the Vikings’ fourth straight win.
Quarterback Case Keenum had his return to Minnesota spoiled by a concussion that kept him out of the second half. Keenum also lost a fumble on a first-quarter sack.
Rookie Dwayne Haskins threw an interception deep in Minnesota territory when Washington trailed by only seven points.
Before the game hundreds of protesters chanting “We are not your mascot” marched in Minneapolis against the Redskins’ team name. The protesters called the name racist and degrading to American Indians.