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Updated 1:43 AM  |  November 14, 2016

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Postgame wrapup

Here’s the best of our coverage from Sunday’s game:

● Redskins dig deep and scrape together a 26-20 win over the Vikings

Boswell: Team 24-23 accepts what it means to often be in tight games

Brewer: Redskins are pragmatic dreamers, and not yet where they want to be

● Smith finally has breakout game team had been pleading for

Bog: Best and worst from Washington’s victory against Minnesota

● Moses injures his left ankle again in Redskins’ victory

● Nsekhe fills in admirably for Trent Williams

Bog: Smith gets face on a billboard, then has a career day

Bog: ‘You like that!’ is so last year. Cousins lets out an ‘ooooooouuu.’

Final: Skins 26, Vikings 20

Washington LB Preston Smith sacks QB Sam Bradford on fourth and 17 on the final play of the game to preserve a 26-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The Redskins improved to 5-3-1 in amassing 389 total yards. QB Kirk Cousins completed 22 of 33 passes with two touchdowns.

Redskins add field goal to extend lead to 26-20

Dustin Hopkins makes his fourth goal, this from 28 yards, to give the Redskins a 26-20 lead with 2:31 left in the game. Washington has scored the last 12 points, all courtesy of Hopkins.

Preston Smith’s pick comes at the right time

Best tweets in reaction to the one-handed interception by the outside linebacker:

Redskins force turnover

LB Preston Smith intercepts Sam Bradford’s throw, setting up the Redskins with first and 10 at their 42. It’s the first interception of the game for Bradford and Minnesota’s second turnover.

Game 9: Vikings at Redskins
Redskins outside linebacker Trent Murphy chases Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in 2014. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today Sports)

Minnesota won its first five games this season. Washington, at one point, won four in a row. But the Vikings haven’t been victorious since Oct. 9, the Redskins since Oct. 16. In case you forgot, today is Nov. 13.

So that’s about all that needs to be said in terms of why this clash is crucial, but there’s more. Peek at the NFL standings. There are 12 teams in the hunt for the two NFC wild-card spots, and it’s probably going to be a jumbled mess or an exciting finish, depending on perspective. Then of course, you have Washington playing the first of four games without suspended left tackle Trent Williams, against Minnesota’s best-in-the-league defense.

Gene Wang, Master Tesfatsion and Keith McMillan will provide updates and analysis frequently from kickoff to final whistle, and sporadically before and after the game. Discuss the game here.