The Minnesota Vikings were hoping to win their fourth straight game and first place all to themselves in the NFC North.
Instead, they ran into a buzz saw called Robert Griffin III. Griffin was too much as he led the Redskins to 38 points, after being shutout in the first quarter. With 182 yards passing and 138 yards rushing, his 320 total yards accounted for 88 percent of the Redskins offense.
Final score: Redskins 38, Vikings 26.
The Vikings looked very good early scoring on their first three drives. The problem was they were kicking field goals instead of scoring touchdowns. A 9-0 lead after one quarter, quickly turned into 24-9 deficit before Blair Walsh kicked his fourth field goal with 4:23 left in the third quarter.
Christian Ponder did his best to bring the Vikings back with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but his three turnovers led to 14 points for the Redskins. He finished the game 35-of-52 for 353 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
While it's a tough loss for the Vikings, they are still in a good position in the NFC. Their four wins is still good enough for the second most in the conference as the Falcons held on to beat Oakland 23-20 at home to remain unbeaten at 6-0.