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LANDOVER, Md. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys . -- As if things were not already bad enough for the Minnesota Vikings, what with a four-game losing streak and a depleted offensive line, there sat Jake Long in front of a locker, head bowed, a pair of crutches by his side.Backup Jeremiah Sirles, seated to Longs left, reached out and put a hand on his teammates shoulder, trying to comfort him.Long -- signed last month after the Vikings put two tackles on injured reserve -- was carted off the field after hurting his Achilles tendon on Minnesotas final drive of a 26-20 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday, dropping a team that started 5-0 to 5-4 and making its present and future even bleaker.Well get back to the drawing board tomorrow, Sirles said about what will happen to the offensive line now that Long is expected to miss the rest of the season, and see what the plan is going forward.Of immediate concern, in addition to how to replace Long after already having to account for injuries to left tackle Matt Kalil and right tackle Andre Smith, is next weeks game against the visiting Arizona Cardinals.Got a lot of things weve got to clean up, a lot of things weve got to get better at, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. Everybodys frustrated right now. So Id be disappointed if they werent frustrated.The Redskins (5-3-1), meanwhile, get to enjoy this back-and-forth victory -- Washington led 14-0 a minute into the second quarter, trailed 20-14 at halftime, then scored the final 12 points -- before facing yet another team whose season is spiraling out of control: They host the Green Bay Packers (4-5 after losing four of their past five games) next Sunday night.Here is what else to know about Washington and Minnesota:FAT ROBUndrafted rookie Robert Kelley is not letting go of the Redskins starting running back job. He climbed the depth chart in part because former starter Matt Jones had trouble holding onto the football, and Kelley -- nickname: Fat Rob -- heads into next week as the unquestioned No. 1 back. Kelley had 97 yards on 22 carries against Minnesota and hasnt fumbled in the NFL, while third-down back Chris Thompson put the ball on the ground Sunday. Kelley watched the film of his first start, Oct. 30 against Cincinnati, saw cuts he missed and improved. I tried to make sure I didnt make the same mistakes this game, Kelley said. It worked out.SHORT YARDAGEThe Vikings cant believe how much trouble they have in short-yardage situations and will prepare for Arizona knowing they failed to convert twice on third-and-1 against Washington. Weve just got to do better. We went with big people. We went with small people. Didnt get either one. Thats where our toughness needs to take over, tight end Kyle Rudolph said. We cant seem to get that 1 yard.RAZORS EDGESeven of the Redskins nine games this season were decided by one score; theyre 4-2-1 in those. Players said its a sign of resiliency; they wouldnt mind a blowout moving forward, though. If were really going to be a good team, defensive end Chris Baker said, weve got to stick our foot on (an opponents) throat from the beginning of the game until after the game.NO BALANCEIf Minnesota is going to turn its season back around, one key could be figuring out how to run the ball more -- and run it better. Not having Peterson is a big deal, of course, but check out these numbers against the Redskins: 21 carries for 47 yards, a 2.2 average. Sam Bradford threw the ball nearly twice as many times (40) as he handed it off. Its been tough the past couple weeks, but were going to stay committed to it. I know that we believe in the run game, Bradford said. I still believe were best when were balanced.RED-ZONE STUMBLESThe Redskins offense settled for three field goals in four trips to the red zone against Minnesota -- part of Washingtons season-long struggles when it gets close to the end zone. Plus, Kirk Cousins almost got intercepted at the goal line, but linebackers Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr collided and the ball fell between them.---AP Sports Writer Stephen Whyno contributed to this report.---For more NFL coverage: and Howard Fendrich on Twitter at ;Cheap Dallas Stars Jerseys .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Cheap Adidas Stars Jerseys . It was just business as usual for the Thunder at home. Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder beat the Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. The Atlanta Falcons will have to forfeit the first three days of next years organized team activities for violating NFL-NFLPA rules prohibiting excessive contact during offseason workouts.The league announced the penalties Thursday. The violation stemmed from a session in May during which the Falcons allowed players to engage in excessive contact prohibited under the collective bargaining agreement.We take player safety very seriously and work hard to ensure that we are in compliance with league rules, the Falcons said in a statement. Although we are disappointed in the penalty, we respect the leagues decision and will make the necessary adjustments moving forward.Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he did not address the team about the violations and subsequent penalties and doesnt plan to anytime soon.When asked whether the NFLs ruling could be a distraction as the 3-1 Falcons prepare for Sundays showdown against the 4-0 Denver Broncos, Quinn made clear he doesnt view it as such.Not a distraction on our end, Quinn said. We recognize it happens, and we know well deal with that coming the spring. But as far as the focus for the game and where were at right now, no distraction for us.Quinn said there was no one contact incident specified by the league that resuulted in the penalty. Wholesale Stars Jerseys. In general, just more contact than they would have liked to have been seen, Quinn said. Its a great topic. Its certainly one that Ill visit with them through the offseason, not just with our own players but with the league, too. I want to make sure Im teaching the guidelines exactly as the league set forth. We love the competitive environment that we do promote, and we have been safe with the guys. But if there was a violation there, then we owned up to that and want to make sure it doesnt happen again.Quinn has been tied to such violations in the past. He was the defensive coordinator for the Seahawks during the 2014 season when Seattle was found to have violated access contact rules.The Seahawks violated those rules at least three times and received a hefty penalty in September as a repeat violator. The team will forfeit its 2017 fifth-round pick and was fined $400,000. Head coach Pete Carroll was also fined $200,000. 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