The two teams exchanged punts to start the game, and on Washington's second drive, defensive end Brian Robison got some heavy pressure on Rex Grossman, stripping him of the football and falling on it at the Washington 20-yard line, putting the Vikings in business.
And then, the Vikings' offense being what it is, they managed to gain three yards on three plays (two Adrian Peterson carries and an incomplete pass to Peterson), and settled for a 36-yard Ryan Longwell field goal to take a 3-0 lead.
Grossman has looked pretty terrible against the Vikings' defense thus far, completing just one of his first five passes and hitting safety Jamarca Sanford in the chest with a pass. Naturally, the pass hit the turf, as the Vikings are still in the midst of an NFL-record interception drought.
But, with a little more than seven minutes left in the first quarter of play, the Redskins take over at their own 20-yard line, trailing the Minnesota Vikings 3-0.