Keenum, undrafted out of Houston in 2012, is suddenly 7-2 this season after going 9-15 with the Texans and the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams. Minnesota enters the holiday game in first place after winning their last six consecutive contests.
One of the players can be heard yelling, "Who has the stuffing?"
The nightcap features the lowest-ranked matchup of the day - the Giants find themselves at 23, while the 'Skins are at 11.
Otherwise the Vikings (8-2) are at full strength for a pivotal division game against the Lions (6-4) on Thanksgiving. Keenum scored three plays later when he faked a handoff and ran untouched into the end zone from 9 yards out.
The Redskins have had injury issues too, and some hard-luck losses.
The game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will occur amid an ongoing feud between outspoken Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and other NFL owners over a proposed contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The extra-point try was blocked.
The Vikings have spent a lot of time on their screen game. "And if they're doing something that I'm not, I'm going to test it out".
So what will these three contests have in store for us? In the process of delivering a 43-yard bomb to Marvin Jones - one Jones housed for a score against double coverage - Stafford got his right leg rolled into. Safety Miles Killebrew surprised the Vikings with a delayed blitz off the front side.
Keenum completed 21 of 30 passes for 282 yards. "That guy has got a ton of guts", left tackle Riley Reiff said. The way he's playing. "He's so intense with the film study", Boomer explained, before pointing out he likes the periphery stuff a little more. The ball landed in Rudolph's fingertips with three defenders nearby. The teams split their first four meetings on Thanksgiving Day.
A unit that's handled new personnel much better than the Cowboys this year is "The NFL Today" crew, which welcomed former wideout Nate Burleson and long-time NFL on CBS broadcaster Phil Simms to the set in 2017. The Lions were lining up for the PAT when a late whistle came. The weight he added this offseason has helped him take his game to a new level this season. Detroit had to settle for Matt Prater's 32-yard field goal. In those 28 carries, Morris has been really good, racking up a Rushing NEP per play mark of 0.10.