Skins’ hold off Vikings

Updated: November 7, 2013

Minneapolis, MN ( – Minnesota’s defense came up with a goal-
line stand in the final minute to secure the Vikings’ 34-27 victory over the
Washington Redskins.

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins took over from their own 20 with 3:36 to
play. Despite having no timeouts, Washington was able to move the ball down
the field. Jordan Reed’s 17-yard catch moved the ball to the 8-yard line.
Following a run by Roy Helu and two incomplete passes, Griffin lofted a
fourth-down pass to Santana Moss. The wide receiver caught the ball but was
out of bounds.

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder completed 17-of-21 passes for 174 yards,
two touchdowns and an interception before leaving late in the third quarter
with a left shoulder injury. Matt Cassel connected on 4-of-6 passes for 47
yards in relief.

Adrian Peterson carried the ball 20 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns for
the Vikings (2-7), who snapped a four-game skid.