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Vikings At Redskins Score Update: Jabar Gaffney Gives Washington The Lead

As the Minnesota Vikings are wont to do, they managed to follow up a great series with terrible special teams play, as they followed Joe Webb's latest touchdown run by allowing Washington Redskins return man Brandon Banks to return the ensuing kickoff all the way to the Minnesota 43-yard line.

It didn't take the Redskins long from there, as they took seven plays to get the ball into the end zone. The scoring play was a 4-yard pass from Rex Grossman to Jabar Gaffney on what can only be described as a great catch by Gaffney. Benny Sapp had great coverage on the Redskins' wide receiver, but Gaffney made an outstanding one-handed catch when Grossman put the ball in the only spot Sapp couldn't reach.

So, as quickly as Minnesota got the lead, they've given it back to the Redskins, but they are driving again with three minutes left in the third quarter. The Vikings trail the Redskins, 20-17.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.