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Vikings vs. Redskins: Full Highlights and Recap

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IApril 16, 2016

The Washington Redskins held serve at home against the Minnesota Vikings in an offensive shootout, winning by a score of 38-26. It was the first home win for the Redskins in nine games—a losing streak that went back to September 2011. 

Robert Griffin III seemed to show no ill effects of his concussion from Week 5, completing 17-of-22 passes for 182 yards with one touchdown and one interception and running the ball for 138 yards and two touchdowns. 

The Redskins defense forced three turnovers in the game against Christian Ponder—two interceptions and one forced fumble, recovered by Lorenzo Alexander. 

Percy Harvin was his usual brilliant self, catching 11 passes for 133 yards and adding another 100 yards on three kickoff returns, but he didn't score a touchdown.

Kyle Rudolph also shined in the loss, catching his sixth touchdown of the season.

In the end, RG3 was simply too good for the Vikings defense, and his offensive outburst put the Redskins over the top.

The Vikings fell to 4-2 and will host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7, while the Redskins improved to 3-3 and will go on the road to face their inter-divisional rivals, the New York Giants. 


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