Not sure if this helps or hurts the Redskins. I know it doesn't matter in that when we face off next week, it's a must win for both teams. However, if the Vikings lost, they may have come out with more desperation next week. A win might have them feeling overconfident. Whatever. We have to strap it up next week and it's winner take all. Should be a good one.
Again, the defensive game plan should be pretty simple...stop A. Peterson. Let Tavaris beat us. If we stop the running game and Tavaris beats us, I can accept that. However, if we let Peterson run for 150+ yards and let him score a couple of TDs, that will be tough. Stopping that running game is only going to be tougher now that we lost Rocky McIntosh for the year with torn knee ligaments. He will be replaced by either Godfrey, Blades, or Campbell.
As for the Bears, again it is surprising how far they have fallen. No one would have expected such a collapse. Many had them returning to the Super Bowl. Now they are just fighting to stay out of the cellar of their division. They have a host of problems and I don't think they will be able to correct all of them in the off season. Again, their running game is pathetic. This is a result of poor O-line play, poor RB play, and poor QB play.
Enough about the Bears, I am really looking forward to the Redskin/Viking game. It's essentially playoff football.