Vikings Beat Washington 34-27 For Second Win

Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 6:46 am

Fans at Mall of America Field on Thursday night watched as the Minnesota Vikings got their second win of the season beating the Washington Redskins 34-27.

After allowing 24 points in the first half, the Vikes defense clamped down on Robert Griffin III and held Washington to just three points in the final two quarters.

The defense not only had it’s best effort of the season, but quarterback Christian Ponder also turned his game around. After an early interception that caused a collective groan, Ponder played well. He tossed a pair of touchdowns while completing 17 of 21 passes for 174 yards, and also scrambled effectively to help extend drives. Simply put, this was the good Christian Ponder.

Adrian Peterson finished with two rushing touchdowns and had 75 yards on the ground.

The Vikings lost Ponder to a dislocated shoulder in the fourth quarter and Matt Cassel had to finish the game. The team has 10 days now to get ready for their next game at Seattle, so it may take a while to determine who the quarterback will be going forward.

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