The Vikings scored the first ten points of the game, courtesy of a 38-yard Ryan Longwell field goal that had been set up by a strip/sack of Rex Grossman by Brian Robison in the first quarter and a 1-yard Adrian Peterson touchdown run to start the second. The Redskins then responded with ten of their own thanks to a 5-yard touchdown pass from Grossman to Donte Stallworth (on a drive that started after Longwell put a kickoff out of bounds) and a 26-yard Graham Gano field goal late in the first half.
Jared Allen has registered a sack of Rex Grossman, giving him 18.5 for the season. That means he's 2.5 behind Chris Doleman for the Vikings' single-season record, and 4 behind Michael Strahan's all-time NFL record for a single season. Adrian Peterson has 35 carries on 11 yards, which means that he is now 71 yards away from setting the Vikings' all-time career rushing record. He trailed Robert Smith by 106 yards going into today's action.
After starting the game 1-for-5, Grossman has completed 9-of-16 for 118 yards and a score, and the Vikings have now played 38 straight quarters of football without an interception. Christian Ponder has completed 8-of-12 passes for 68 yards, including a great throw and catch to Greg Camarillo. That set up a 4th-and-1, and after imploring the coaches to go for it on the sidelines, Peterson false started on a play that looked like it would have gained a first down, and Longwell missed a field goal from 49 yards out.
We're at halftime, folks, with the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins tied at 10.