LANDOVER, Md. — Vikings security Camryn Bynum thought he had an interception for certain early within the second half Sunday towards Washington. As an alternative, it turned out to be a Majors landing.
On the second play of the third quarter in Minnesota’s 20-17 win at FedEx Discipline, Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke threw a protracted move that Bynum was making ready to go beneath. Instantly, defensive decide Steve Patrick hit him close to the purpose line, and it was extensive receiver Curtis Samuel who caught the ball and rolled into the tip zone for a 49-yard catch and a 10-7 lead for Washington. .
“It was irritating,” Bynum stated. “I knew he might have helped the group with an interception, however clearly he was again there and I do not know the place he got here from. He is unfortunate, however he is a part of the sphere, so it isn’t like he is towards the foundations.”
Bynum stated Patrick expressed remorse about what occurred.
“He apologized and I stated, ‘That is soccer,'” Bynum stated. “(I confirmed) forgiveness. He is human. He makes errors and I am unable to stand it. It is a part of the sport, and I needed to get again on the market. However we acquired the win.”
NFL vp of officiating Walt Anderson mentioned the play after the sport with a reporter from the pool. The play was reviewed to see if Samuel was touched earlier than crossing the purpose line, however Anderson stated the contact Patrick had with Bynum was not a part of the evaluation.
“I wish to guarantee you that each one the officers are working to not be contacted by the gamers. … It is simply a type of unlucky issues, on the soccer subject, sometimes officers contact gamers,” Anderson stated.
Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell referred to as the play “unlucky” however was “happy with our group for getting by means of it.” He was happy with the general sport defensively, which included Danielle Hunter with two of Minnesota’s three sacks. Defensive finish Dalvin Tomlinson, out with a calf damage, was changed by James Lynch.
Dantzler injures his ankle
Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler was eradicated from Sunday’s sport after struggling an ankle damage within the second quarter. O’Connell stated he’ll endure an MRI examination.
“That is a type of accidents the place it is exhausting to place a timetable on,” O’Connell stated.
Dantzler was listed as questionable for the sport as a result of a neck damage, however he began. After being injured on a play wherein he was penalized for an unlawful low block, he was changed for the remainder of the sport by rookie Akayleb Evans.
“I felt like he actually made an affect there,” O’Connell stated of Evans, who had a move breakup and two tackles for loss. “And it appeared like he was extremely snug on the time.”
The Thielen 500
Adam Thielen’s first catch of the sport gave him 500 for his profession. He grew to become the third catcher in Minnesota historical past to achieve that milestone, becoming a member of Cris Carter, who had 1,004 receptions, and Randy Moss, who had 587.
“That is elite firm and it says rather a lot, not nearly Adam as a participant, however about Adam as a person,” quarterback Kirk Cousins stated. “You do not try this by chance. He… he’ll go on to be one of many biggest Vikings of all time.”
Thielen completed the sport with three catches for 67 yards.
‘Aid’ for Jefferson
Vikings extensive receiver Justin Jefferson had seven catches for 115 yards, together with a 9-yard landing catch on the opening drive. It was his first TD reception since Week 1.
“It was a reduction,” he stated. “Beating The Griddy”.
General, Jefferson stated his sport “might be higher.” He stated “two 50-50 balls” thrown at him “might have been touchdowns,” together with one which former College of Minnesota cornerback Benjamin St-Juste intercepted within the last minute of the primary half.
Callie Grace O’Connell is born
Leah O’Connell, Kevin’s spouse, gave start to a woman on Friday evening. The pinnacle coach stated the couple’s fourth baby was named Callie Grace.
“We thought a few days earlier within the week that we thought it might need been the time,” O’Connell stated. “However it ended up being the suitable time on Friday evening. … He was wonderful in his fourth supply. I really feel so blessed to have been there (within the hospital).”