Thursday night NFL games often aren't clean, crisp or memorable. That was certainly the case at U.S. Bank Stadium when Washington came to town for an early start to Week 8 to face the Vikings. But in the end, Minnesota picked up the victory to move to 6-2 on the year and that made for a rather satisfied locker room after the game.

Here are some highlights from select players and coaches.

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VideoVideo (03:19): Vikings coach Mike Zimmer utilized his running backs in their win over Washington, saying that the run game couldn't be as effective as it has been without they way the offensive line continues to fight.
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VideoVideo (02:55): Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins says Minnesota did so many things right in their fourth straight win defeating Washington Thursday and projecting them to 6-2.
VideoVideo (03:43): Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs wasn't entirely pleased with his performance against Washington, and says he knows quarterback Kirk Cousins is happy that he beat his former team.
VideoVideo (02:56): Vikings running back Dalvin Cook scored the game's only touchdown in Minnesota's 19-9 win over Washington.
VideoVideo (02:00): Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. says Minnesota ran the ball effectively against Washington and was able to control the clock at the end to obtain a fourth straight win.
VideoVideo (02:07): Vikings guard Pat Elflein says Minnesota's win over Washington is important, but it was a grind and the team has a lot to improve upon.