Vikings QB Case Keenum throws TD pass, gets left out of celebration

Ross Houston
November 15, 2017

Keenum threw three first half touchdowns and then a fourth on their opening drive of the second half to put the Vikings up 35-17 in the 3rd Quarter.

"It was a good win today", head coach Mike Zimmer told KFAN radio.

For much of the game, Keenum looked ready to seize NFC offensive player of the week honors. "Even with the interception.' So there were a lot of plays there that you just feel are missed opportunities, and at the end of a game against a good team, they come back to haunt you". However, the NFC East franchise will be forced to trudge forward on Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Vikings without wide receiver Ryan Grant. Next week, a very tough Los Angeles Rams team comes to town and will battle the Purple in a battle of divisional leaders. Afterward, he praised everyone from his neighbors in Liberty City, Fla., to locker room neighbor Keenum. So, Keenum, who probably experienced the longest bye week of any Vikings on the team, came out and made a huge statement that the job should remain his. But then the second half happened.

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum almost let Washington back into the game. He threw a career-high four touchdown passes, and ended the day with 304 passing yards on 21-for-29 passing. In a game last month at Chicago, Kyle Rudolph caught a touchdown pass from Keenum and players joined him for a game of "Duck, Duck, Goose".

Sunday also featured Stefon Diggs scoring on a 3-yard pass in the second quarter and hugging the goalpost, which was covered in camouflage as part of the NFL's Salute to Service campaign. Those are the kinds of seasons that show up for Adam Thielen. Forbath was going against his former team in Washington, so it appeared that he focused intently on the 53-yard kick.

"I was very, very jealous that I wasn't in it, " he said. "They were great and doing the Skol chant, and all that".

The Vikings had just beaten Washington 38-30 at FedEx Field. He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, costing Minnesota 15 yards. That starts to become a difference, because every time it's a four-point difference between being 2-for-4 or 5-for-5. They have started two quarterbacks, with it possibly only a matter of time before they turn to a third. And of course they did in the final minutes of the game when Tom Johnson busted through the line to tackle the running back for a loss on fourth down-a huge play that helped seal the win. They faced third-and-8 at the Washington 39.

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