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Vikings At Redskins: Washington Takes The Lead

After a first half that has been largely dominated on the score sheet by the Minnesota Vikings, the Washington Redskins have scored ten unanswered points to take the lead at FedEx Field.

After a Vikings punt pinned the Redskins at their own 9-yard line, Washington began to march the ball down the field. After a pass to Leonard Hankerson and a 15-yard run by Alfred Morris, the Redskins found themselves at midfield. After that, Robert Griffin III hit Santana Moss for a 30-yard pass to get the ball to the Minnesota 20-yard line. The 30-yard completion is the longest play allowed by the Vikings this season.

A questionable roughing the passer call on Erin Henderson gave the Redskins a first-and-goal situation, and two plays later the Redskins had third-and-goal at the 1-yard line. From there, Morris took the handoff and took it into the end zone for a score. Kai Forbath hit the extra point, and the Redskins took a 10-9 lead.

This represents the first time that the Vikings have trailed since Week 2. In their entire three-game winning streak, the Vikings have not trailed at all.

With 2:27 left until halftime at FedEx Field, the Washington Redskins lead the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 10-9.

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