Redskins vs. Vikings 2013: Reactions from a schizophrenic game

Hannah Foslien

Redskins-Vikings on Thursday night was a tale of two disparate halves. Suffice it to say, Vikings fans are feeling much better this morning.

The Minnesota Vikings received a necessary shot of confidence Thursday night, rallying from a 13-point deficit to defeat the Washington Redskins. The season appeared to be lost, and at 2-7 their prospects still aren't bright, but in an evening the team dispelled any notion that it is trying to tank to secure a high draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Christian Ponder was solid for most of three quarters before leaving with a dislocated shoulder, Adrian Peterson ran strong throughout the night, and the Vikings secured their first win on American soil this season.

Now, Ted Glover at Vikings blog Daily Norseman hopes that any talk of tanking has been properly put to bed:

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Sell: Tanking For Teddy, Bad for Boyd, or any other cute phrase that endorses going in the tank. I'm not going to apologize for wanting my football team to win. Ever.  I'm never going to want them to go 1-15, or 2-14, and secure the first pick in the draft.  Ever.  I wait far too long for football season to get here, and I don't want to watch 15 shit bombs with my father.  Granted, he's a funny and sarcastic dude when the Vikes play like crap, but we have a lot more fun when they're winning.  I'll take as many wins as I can, and let the chips fall where they may.  Why?  because no one really knows how good Teddy Bridgewater, Tajh Boyd, or anyone else is going to be.

As for the Redskins, fans are left wondering how a game that appeared to be firmly in hand got away from them. The offense looked unstoppable for a half, but then familiar problems crept back. The offensive line stopped protecting Robert Griffin III, and Washington managed just three points in the second half. On defense, the secondary was once again a sieve.

Kevin Ewoldt at Redskins blog Hogs Haven apparently couldn't muster words for Thursday's performance. He told a tale in The Walking Dead GIFs instead.

The Redskins give up 20 unanswered points to lose 34-27...

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My thoughts on Mike Shanahan and the 0.0001% chance he leaves after this season....

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