The second-year pro out of Cal was making his 2017 season debut with Washington against Minnesota on Sunday after being promoted from the practice squad. But Keenum was 21 of 29 for 304 yards and TD passes to Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, David Morgan and Jarius Wright and was picked off on consecutive throws. The Redskins were losers in their second straight home contest, with a sound 38-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. It will feel like a big game, but the Vikings won't be required to win it. Then he threw a ridiculously irresponsible interception, and then, on his next attempt, another.
Washington (4-4) played without six injured starters in a 17-14 win over the Seahawks.
Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins had three TDs - two rushing and one passing - and was 26 of 45 for 327 yards with an interception. However, Redskins coach Jay Gruden challenged the ruling on the field and was rewarded with a touchdown. Per their long-term and recent history, the Vikings will be preparing for a big game while answering questions about their quarterbacks. If Keenum starts to struggle, they won't hesitate to make the change. His 36-yard touchdown catch on Sunday was the first scoring reception of his career.
Vikings: They played without DE Everson Griffen because of a foot injury. Redskins WR Ryan Grant (concussion) and LB Will Compton (foot) left the game and did not return.