The Minnesota Vikings improved to 4-5 with a 29-26 victory over the Washington Redskins as Robert Griffin III had his return from injury spoiled.
The Minnesota Vikings got caught in a shootout with the Washington Redskins, but they came out on top with a 29-26 victory to spoil the return of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
The fourth quarter featured both teams exchanging touchdowns, and the Redskins took a 26-21 lead with nine minutes left. However, Vikings running back Matt Asiata scored the game-winning touchdown with a one-yard run.
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater played solid football as he threw for 268 yards and a touchdown on 26-of-42 passing. Asiata played the role of touchdown vulture as he rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries with three touchdowns.
For the Redskins, Griffin threw for 251 yards and a touchdown with one interception on 18-of-28 passing.
Running back Alfred Morris took advantage of Griffin’s presence with 92 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson led his team in receiving with 120 yards and a touchdown on four catches.
However, Pierre Garcon was held to three catches for 15 yards, and the rest of the receivers mostly quiet as well.