Vikings At Redskins: Minnesota Gets Field Goal On Opening Drive

The Minnesota Vikings put together a very nice drive to start things out against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field, but wound up settling for three points.

Minnesota started from their own 20-yard line, and Christian Ponder got things going with a third-down pass to Kyle Rudolph for 18 yards to get the Vikings near midfield. A pass to Percy Harvin picked up 15 more and put the Vikings into Redskins territory. Then Adrian Peterson got into the act as well, taking a handoff and going for 32 yards down to the Washington 10-yard line.

A run from Peterson and a completion to Toby Gerhart had the Vikings facing 4th-and-goal from the Washington 2-yard line, and Leslie Frazier elected to play it safe and turn to rookie Blair Walsh. Walsh hit the field goal attempt from 20 yards out, and the Vikings took an early 3-0 lead.

The Minnesota scoring drive moved 78 yards in nine plays, taking 3:29 off of the clock.

We're early in the first quarter at FedEx Field, and the Minnesota Vikings lead the Washington Redskins by a score of 3-0.

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