On the legs of a Robert Griffin III touchdown run, and a spirited effort from their defense, the Washington Redskins broke their eight-game home losing streak with a 38-26 defeat of the 4-1 Minnesota Vikings. It was a slow start for the Redskins on both sides of the ball, but both the offense and defense showed up when it mattered the most.
After the deflating loss to Atlanta last week, a victory over a team on a roll is a big boost for the Redskins.
There were a lot of positives in this game, like the offense finding ways to put points on the board and the defense creating turnovers. The negatives fall by the wayside in the face of a win, but that is not to say there weren't a few missteps and troubles for the Redskins.
Here are the winners and losers from the Redskins' win over the Vikings.