Week 6 scouting report: Washington

  • Updated: October 10, 2012 - 8:47 PM

game 6

VIKINGS

AT WASHINGTON

3:15 p.m. Sunday

FedEx Field

TV: Ch. 9 (100.3-FM, 1130-AM)

Line: off the board

ABOUT WASHINGTON

RECORD: 2-3

• Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to Atlanta but practiced Wednesday and is expected to play. Because of his status, odds haven't been set for the game.

• Rookie running back Alfred Morris -- a sixth-round pick -- is fourth in the league and first among rookies with 491 rushing yards.

• Washington is seventh in overall offense, fourth in rushing and is tops in the NFC with 17 touchdowns.

• Washington's defense gives up lots of yards -- especially through the air -- but is third in the NFC in take-aways (11).

•Ex-Vikings Cedric Griffin and Madieu Williams are in the defensive backfield.

PLAYER TALK WASHINGTON WR SANTANA MOSS

Moss has been asked to accept a reduced role with the addition of Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan. Moss has 12 catches for 177 yards and a team-best two TDs.

• On the team's eight-game home losing streak: "I don't have an answer for it. It's strange. It's stunning."

• On Washington's league-worst ability to convert on third down: "It's not something you can point out. We have to make a play. Nothing you can do about it but keep trying."

• On the different defenses he's seen with RG III at QB: "[Last year] teams played us deep. Now you see a safety in the box here and there. There are a lot of safe coverages, to make sure we don't have too many lanes. They have to respect what he can do."

COACH SPEAK mike SHANAHAN

• On the rebuilding process in Washington, where he is 13-24 in two-plus seasons: "There are always surprises that go on in every organization. But we've made a number of changes, and I believe we're headed in the right direction."

• On Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave: "Very bright. He knows how to win, how to take a look at the supporting cast and come up with the best way to put his players in the best position to win."

• On Morris: "He's got a little bit of everything. He's got power, he's got the ability to make the first guy miss."

KENT YOUNGBLOOD

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Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang 5 FINAL
Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann 3
Atlanta - LP: S. Marimon 5 FINAL
Toronto - WP: B. Cecil 6
Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale 12 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 3
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 4 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 2
Cincinnati - LP: H. Bailey 2 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez 5
San Diego - LP: C. Kimbrel 6 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: Z. Rosscup 7
Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman 4 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: J. Locke 6
Miami - LP: M. Latos 4 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. deGrom 5
LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson 0 FINAL
Houston - WP: D. Keuchel 4
NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0
Oakland - WP: J. Hahn 5 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura 0
Arizona - LP: R. De La Rosa 1 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: C. Heston 4
Colorado - LP: J. Lyles 3 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke 6
Texas - LP: C. Lewis 1 FINAL
Seattle - WP: F. Hernandez 3
Washington 93 FINAL
Toronto 86
New Orleans 99 FINAL
Golden State 106
Milwaukee 91 FINAL
Chicago 103
Dallas 108 FINAL
Houston 118
Minnesota 1 FINAL
St. Louis 4
Detroit 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay 5
Pittsburgh 4 FINAL
NY Rangers 3
Winnipeg 1 FINAL
Anaheim 2
Houston 1 FINAL
D.C. 1
Orlando City 0 FINAL
Columbus 3
Toronto FC 2 FINAL
FC Dallas 3
Seattle 3 FINAL
Colorado 1
Vancouver FC 1 FINAL
Real Salt Lake 0
Sporting Kansas City 1 FINAL
Los Angeles 2
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Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
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Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
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Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
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