In an intense game full of touchdowns and an excitement, RB Adrian Peterson led his Minnesota Vikings to a victory over QB Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins in a high scoring 34-27 game Thursday night.
Despite Minnesota having a disappointing 2013 season so far, the light at the end of the tunnel is always there when Adrian Peterson is on the team. Peterson is easily one of the best running backs in the league, and it is hard to fight against that when you see how explosive and powerful he is every time he touches the ball. AP led his Vikings in rushing with 75 yards and two touchdowns Thursday night.
He was not the only factor in the Vikings victory as QB Christian Ponder threw for 174 yards with 2 touchdowns before having to leave the game late in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. Ponder did not return to the game and there is no news on how long he will be out so Minnesota will have to rely on back up quarterback Matt Cassel to lead the squad until his return. Other notable Viking players include WR John Carlson who had 7 catches, 98 yards and one touchdown.
Not much is different from the Redskins side of the ball. Their season has been just as disappointing as the Vikings season despite the leadership from QB Robert Griffin III. RGII still had a stellar night as he threw for 281 yards and 3 touchdowns. With around two minutes left in the game Griffin had a chance to drive down the field and tie up the game with a touchdown. After making it to the red zone, the Redskins were faced with a 4th and goal and 32 seconds left on the clock. RGIII’s pass to the corner of the end zone was caught by Santana Moss with only one foot in; leading to defeat for the fighting Redskins.
Other notable players for the Redskins include WR Pierre Garcon who caught seven passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. WR Jordan Reed also had a good game with 63 yards and a touchdown.
The Washington Redskins are looking for a little more luck next week as they face the divisional rival Philadelphia Eagles next week on the road. Minnesota on other hand has the challenging task of facing off against the 8-1 Seattle Seahawks on the road next week.
More stories you might like