The Vikings started out on their own 33-yard line after an absolutely teeth-rattling hit from Washington's Niles Paul on Minnesota's Marcus Sherels on a punt, but the Vikings kept their composure and moved the ball down the field. Adrian Peterson took a swing pass out in the left flat and took the ball to the Washington 28-yard line, and on the next play Christian Ponder looked deep for Devin Aromashodu. The pass fell incomplete, but the officials threw a flag for pass interference, giving the Vikings the ball on the Redskins' 1-yard line.
Ponder threw his second touchdown pass of the day from there, finding Kyle Rudolph in the back of the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown pass. The Vikings went for a two-point conversion to try to get themselves to within three, but Ponder's pass for Rudolph fell incomplete.
So, with 3:36 left in the game, the Minnesota Vikings now trail the Washington Redskins by a score of 31-26. The Vikings have all three of their time outs remaining, but they need a stop here in order to have a chance at what would be a most improbable victory.