Open thread: Making sense of Minnesota

Open thread: Making sense of Minnesota
November 8, 2013, 6:00 am
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) rushes against the Minnesota Vikings for a first down on a fourth-and-one play in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 34-27.

(Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports)

After coughing up a 27-14 third quarter lead and eventually losing 34-27 to the Minnesota Vikings, there are many questions facing the Washington Redskins.

For the third straight week, the Skins choked away a second half lead. Against the Chargers, the Skins were able to win in overtime, but against the Broncos and Vikings, Washington could not pull out the win.

What gives? Does the team change it's mindset in the second half with a lead? Should the coaches game plan differently? Is it just a matter of execution by the players?

At 3-6, the Redskins look to be on the outside of the playoff race, but the same was said last year before Washington reeled off seven straight wins to take the division.

Is a prolonged win streak possible this year? Or does this team have too many holes?

Following the collapse in Minnesota, let us know what you think in the comments!