It looked like the Redskins had the Vikings stopped on their most recent drive, but an offsides penalty on a 4th-and-4 allowed the Vikings to keep the ball when it looked like they would have to punt it away. A couple of plays later, a sliding Christian Ponder took a really, really cheap helmet-to-helmet hit from Washington safety Reed Doughty, and the Minnesota drive continued.
Eventually, on the first play of the second quarter, Minnesota gave the ball to Adrian Peterson, and he scored his first touchdown since finding the end zone against the Oakland Raiders prior to his injury, and the Vikings increased their lead to 10-0.
Ryan Longwell then put the ensuing kickoff out of bounds, so the Redskins start out with good field position. But, as it stands now, the Vikings lead the Redskins by a score of 10-0 with fourteen minutes left in the first half.