Thursday Night Football 2019 Schedule: Where to Watch Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, TV Channel, Live Stream, Odds

Week 8 of the NFL regular season begins with two teams in contrasting moods squaring off in Minneapolis on Thursday Night Football.

Second in the NFC North behind the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings arrive into Week 8 with a 5-2 record on the back of three consecutive wins.

The atmosphere surrounding the Redskins is far gloomier, with Washington rock-bottom of the NFC East with a 1-6 record after losing 9-0 at home to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

The firing of head coach Jay Gruden earlier this month has so far solved little for a franchise that looks increasingly devoid of any sense of direction.

With trips to Buffalo, Carolina, Green Bay and Dallas still to come after their game in Minneapolis on Thursday, there's no turnaround in sight for Washington.

The Vikings, meanwhile, have already turned their fortunes around. At 2-2 and with an offense spluttering like an old engine, Minnesota has embarked on a three-game winning streak, with Kirk Cousins playing some of the best football of his career.

The Vikings quarterback—who spent six seasons in Washington between 2012 and 2017—passed for 337 yards and four touchdowns in the 42-30 in Detroit in Week 7.

Cousins finished with a 141.4 passer rating, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history with at least 300 passing yards and a passer rating of 135 or higher in three consecutive games.

"He's playing the best I've seen him play since he's been here," Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was quoted as saying by ESPN on Sunday. "It's a credit to him, it's a credit to the offensive coaches, what they're doing, and I feel like we're playing to his strength."

Cousins' offensive explosion has been well supported by his teammates.

Dalvin Cook rushed for 142 yards in Week 7 and leads the league in both rushing yards and yards from scrimmage through the first seven weeks of the season, while Stefon Diggs had 142 receiving yards against the Lions, passing the 140-yard mark for the second consecutive game.

Considering the Redskins have conceded 370.4 yards per game so far this season, Washington's defense will have its hands full against Minnesota.

With trips to Kansas City and Dallas coming up in back-to-back weeks after the game against the Redskins, the Vikings will be well aware of the need to capitalize on a benign matchup on Thursday night.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Thursday.

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Kyle Rudolph #82 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown with Josh Kline #64 and Pat Elflein #65 while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 20 in Detroit, Michigan. Minnesota won the game 42-30. Gregory Shamus/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Minnesota Vikings host the Washington Redskins at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday, October 24.

Kick-off is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET.

TV coverage

The game will be nationally broadcast by the NFL Network, FOX Sports and Amazon Prime Video.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via NFL Network online and on connected devices, as well as Amazon Prime Video and FOX Sports' digital platforms.

Form

The Vikings defeated NFC North rivals Detroit Lions 42-30 on the road in Game 7, improving their record to 5-2 and extending their winning run to three games.

Washington, meanwhile, lost 9-0 at home to the San Francisco 49ers and now languishes at the bottom of the NFC East with a 1-6 record.

Series record

The all-time series is finely poised, with the Vikings winning 11 times and Washington prevailing on 10 occasions.

Minnesota has won three of the last four meetings between the two, including the most recent encounter with a 38-30 road win in November 2017.

The last meeting between the two in Minneapolis ended with the Vikings winning 29-26 in November 2014.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, the Vikings are 14.5-point favorite and are 23/25 to cover the spread, while the Redskins are a 63/10 underdog.

The over/under bar in terms of total points scored is set at 42.