Griffin III leads Redskins past Vikings

6:41 PM, Oct 14, 2012   |    comments
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Landover, MD (Sports Network) - Robert Griffin III showed no ill effects of a concussion as he rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries and threw for one more, leading the Washington Redskins to a 38-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field.

Griffin, who suffered the head injury in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5, completed 17-of-22 passes for 182 yards as the Redskins (3-3) snapped an eight-game home losing streak.

Griffin, the No.2 overall draft selection in 2012 and reigning Heisman Trophy winner, left last week's game in the third quarter, but was listed as questionable after participating fully in practice on Friday.

Alfred Morris ran for 47 yards and a score on 16 carries and Darrel Young caught a touchdown pass in the triumph.

Christian Ponder threw for 352 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on 35-of-52 passing, and Percy Harvin had a big day through the air, catching 11 balls for 133 yards for the Vikings (4-2), who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

Adrian Peterson returned to the same field where he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 16 of 2011 and was bottled up most of the day, rushing for 79 yards on 17 carries. Michael Jenkins and Kyle Rudolph both caught touchdown passes in the setback.

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