Robert Griffin III
The Minnesota Vikings dominated the first quarter and had the first three scoring drives of the game. However, it could not convert those into touchdowns. The Washington Redskins took over in the second quarter and never looked back.
Robert Griffin III ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns, including a 76-yard scamper with 2:43 to play, and the Washington Redskins snapped an eight-game home losing streak Sunday with a 38-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is active for Washington’s game against Minnesota, a week after getting a concussion, but receiver Pierre Garcon is out with a sore right foot.
The Minnesota Vikings have seen as much of the home of the Washington Redskins as it has the homes of its divisional opponents over the last couple years. This season is no different as the Vikings head to FedEx Field for a Week 6 matchup with the Redskins.
The Minnesota Vikings may face a different quarterback and offense in Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins than it has all season long. The Redskins utilize Griffin’s running ability by using an option scheme. Griffin’s rushing total on the season is just 58 yards less than the other five starting quarterbacks the Viking have faced this season combined.
There was a major sigh of relief at Redskins Park Wednesday when Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced and showed no effects from a mild concussion.
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