The Vikings' aspirations of going to 5-1 and taking sole possession of first place in the NFC North have been met with a pretty significant thud. The Washington Redskins have just forced an interception from Christian Ponder that went back for a touchdown from the most unlikely of sources. . .former Vikings safety Madieu Williams.
After Redskins' punter Sav Rocca pinned the Vikings down at the 3-yard line with a punt, the drive got off to a promising start with a pass to Kyle Rudolph to give the team some breathing room. However, the Vikings soon found themselves faced with a third down, and Ponder badly overthrew Michael Jenkins, and Williams was there to be the recipient of the bad throw. Williams proceeded to weave his way through the Washington defense and into the end zone for a 24-yard return, and the Redskins' lead ballooned to 31-12 after Kai Forbath's extra point.
Stranger things have happened in the National Football League before, but the odds of the Vikings completing a comeback in this one lie somewhere between slim and none. . .and, to borrow a phrase, I think I just saw Slim ask for his check.
With 12:40 left in the game from FedEx Field, the Minnesota Vikings trail the Washington Redskins by a score of 31-12.