Washington (1-6) at Minnesota (5-2), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon. A struggling Washington Redskins team makes their way to the Land of 10,000 Lakes as they take on the Minnesota Vikings in the Twin Cities to open action in week eight.

After their first win in Miami two weeks ago, the Redskins reverted back to their former ways last Sunday in rainy Landover, as the San Francisco 49ers shut out Washington 9-0 at Fed Ex Field. After a scoreless first half, the 49ers kept themselves in the ranks of the unbeatens, using three Robbie Gould field goals in the second half to seal the win. San Francisco outrushed Washington 137-104, with Redskins RB Adrian Peterson leading the way with 81 yards. Case Keenum threw for 77 yards with no TDs or interceptions (he was sacked three times), while Jimmy Garoppolo (sacked twice) threw for 151 yards with an interception. The Redskins were 3 of 9 on third down conversions in Landover (0 of 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 26:36, while the 49ers held the ball hostage for 33:24, going 7 of 16 on third down, 1 of 2 on fourth down.

Minnesota erased a 21-21 tie against NFC North rival Detroit at Ford Field and the Vikings came away 42-30 winners Sunday afternoon. Lions fans watched with horror as Minnesota outscored them 21-9 in the final 30 minutes of action. Matthew Stafford threw for 364 yards but was sacked four times with an interception for the Lions, while Kirk Cousins threw for 337 yards with no interceptions or sacks (both men threw four TDs) in the contest in the Motor City. Minnesota outrushed Detroit 166-81, with Vikings RB Dalvin Cook leading all rushers with 142 yards and a pair of TDs. Minnesota ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 32:10 and went 6 of 10 on third down tries, while the Lions were 6 of 11 on third down, 0 of 1 on fourth down and held on to the ball for 27:50.

The Vikings lead the series 11-10 (including the contests that took place at Metropolitan Stadium, RFK Stadium and the Metrodome) and have outscored the Redskins 538-481. Minnesota won the last meeting, which took place in Landover and the Vikings came away with the 38-30 win in 2017, while Washington’s last win in the series also came in Landover, as the Redskins were 26-20 winners in 2016. The Vikings are favored by 14 1/2 in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and the over/under’s 42. The 42? Makes a ton of sense. The 14 1/2? What were the odds makers thinking? Washington may make this one interesting but in the end, the Vikings prevail in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and take the win at home.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Mike Tirico, Tony Boselli; SIRIUS: 81 (Washington), 83 (Minnesota); XM: 225 (Washington), 226 (Minnesota)

Referee – Carl Cheffers

Injury Report

Washington
OUT: S Deshazor Everett (Ankle), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (Hamstring), G Wesley Martin (Chest), RB Chris Thompson (Toe), TE Vernon Davis (Concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: S Montae Nicholson (Ankle), CB Josh Norman (Thigh), RB Adrian Peterson (Ankle), WR Steven Sims (Toe)

Minnesota
OUT: WR Adam Thielen (Hamstring)

Weather – Game indoors

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel