The Minnesota Vikings started their game in Washington D.C fast, but not fast enough RGIII and the Redskins. Settling for field goals instead of touchdowns, the Vikings took a 9-0 lead and the watched as Griffin ran for two touchdowns in the Redskins 38-26 win at Fed-Ex field.
Christian Ponder completed 35 of 52 passes for 352 yards and two touchdowns. It was his two interceptions however that led to 14 Washington points which turned out to be the difference in the game.
Trailing 31-12 in the fourth quarter, Ponder led the team on a 10 play drive that finished with a nine yard touchdown pass to Michael Jenkins to cut the lead to 11. The defense did what they needed to do forcing the Redskins into a three and out giving the ball back to the offense. Ponder led the offense once again, this time on an eight play drive finding Kyle Rudolph in the back of the endzone for a one yard touchdown. The defense couldn't hold RGIII any longer as he ran 76 yards to the end zone to put the game away.
Percy Harvin caught 11 passes for 133 yards in the loss.
The Vikings (4-2) return home next Sunday for a noon game against the Arizona Cardinals.