Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • WSH 433
    • 307 MIN
  • Turnovers

    • WSH 0
    • 1 MIN
  • Possession

    WSH MIN
    23:59 36:01
  • 1st Downs

    • WSH 27
    • 22 MIN

Game Information

Mall of America Field
,
Coverage: NFL
  • Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Line: WSH -2.5
Attendance: 64,011
100%
Capacity: 64,121
Referees: Ed Hochuli
11/12/2015 ESPN.com news services

"Peterson", Vikes edge Redskins; Ponder hurt

Adrian "Peterson" ran for 75 yards and two scores, and the Minnesota Vikings stopped the Washington Redskins at the 4 in the final seconds to hold on for a 34-27 victory Thursday night.

Scoring Summary

NFL1234T
Redskins10143027
Vikings7714634
first QuarterWSHMIN
FG
8:21
Kai Forbath 20 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 50 yards, 4:53
30
TD
5:17
Adrian Peterson 18 Yard Run
6 plays, 10 yards, 3:06
37
XP
5:10
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
6 plays, 10 yards, 3:06
37
TD
1:22
Pierre Garcon 8 Yard Pass From Robert Griffin
7 plays, 77 yards, 3:53
107
XP
1:17
Kai Forbath Kick is Good
7 plays, 77 yards, 3:53
107
second QuarterWSHMIN
TD
13:04
Cordarrelle Patterson 2 Yard Pass From Christian Ponder
8 plays, 70 yards, 3:18
1013
XP
12:59
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
8 plays, 70 yards, 3:18
1014
TD
5:08
Jordan Reed 11 Yard Pass From Robert Griffin
13 plays, 80 yards, 7:57
1614
XP
5:02
Kai Forbath Kick is Good
13 plays, 80 yards, 7:57
1714
TD
0:15
Logan Paulsen 1 Yard Pass From Robert Griffin
11 plays, 77 yards, 3:57
2314
XP
0:10
Kai Forbath Kick is Good
11 plays, 77 yards, 3:57
2414
third QuarterWSHMIN
FG
9:27
Kai Forbath 40 Yard Field Goal is Good
12 plays, 3 yards, 5:38
2714
TD
4:43
John Carlson 28 Yard Pass From Christian Ponder
9 plays, 75 yards, 4:50
2720
XP
4:32
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
9 plays, 75 yards, 4:50
2721
TD
1:12
Adrian Peterson 1 Yard Run
5 plays, 42 yards, 2:00
2727
XP
0:57
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
5 plays, 42 yards, 2:00
2728
fourth QuarterWSHMIN
FG
9:57
Blair Walsh 39 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 30 yards, 2:38
2731
FG
3:40
Blair Walsh 40 Yard Field Goal is Good
10 plays, 40 yards, 4:47
2734

Research Notes

  • Peterson totaled 63 yards on 12 carries (5.3 yards per carry) with at least 8 defenders in the box, including both touchdowns. Peterson leads the league with a 5.9 yards per carry average with at least 8 defenders in the box.

  • Peterson recorded his first rushing touchdown outside the tackles Thursday, after his first eight of the season came between the tackles.

  • - After the Redskins took a 27-14 lead with 9:27 remaining in the third quarter, Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel combined to complete 11-of-14 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown, including 6-of-6 for 69 yards and a touchdown on play action.- Robert Griffin was 6-9 for 62 yards and a touchdown when targeting Jordan Reed Thursday. For the season, Griffin is completing 75.9 percent of his passes when targeting Reed, the fifth-highest reception percentage of any wide receiver or tight end in the NFL (min. 40 targets).- Pierre Garcon caught seven passes for 119 yards on Thursday, with 83 of those yards coming after the catch. Garcon leads the league with 402 yards after the catch this season. Garcon's 83 yards after catch are the most he has had in a game since Week 1 of 2012 against the Saints.- The Redskins converted 9-of-11 third downs in the first half, but failed to convert a third down in the second half (0-of-5). Entering Thursday, the Vikings allowed opponents to convert 49 percent of third-down attempts, the highest rate in the league.- Adrian Peterson has yet to rush for 100 yards in consecutive games this season. Peterson ran for at least 100 yards in seven consecutive games last season.

  • Adrian Peterson's 75 rushing yards are the fewest in a Vikings win since Week 16 2011, also against the Redskins.

  • Alfred Morris ran for 73 yards after contact Thursday, the most in a game in his career and the fourth most for any running back in a game this season. Morris has averaged 2.2 yards after contact per rush, the fifth highest among qualified running backs.- In the first half, Morris had six zone-read carries for 33 yards (5.5 yards per carry). In the second half, Morris did not receive a zone-read carry.

  • Adrian Peterson totaled 67 of his 75 rushing yards between the tackles Thursday night. Peterson leads the league with eight rushing touchdowns between the tackles this season, including one Thursday. Since 2012, Peterson has been held to less than 55 rushing yards between the tackles only once (Week 7 2012 against the Giants).

  • In the first half, Griffin completed 6-of-7 third-down passes, including 2 touchdowns. In the second half, Griffin completed 2-of-5 third-down passes and was sacked twice.

  • Robert Griffin III completed 8-of-10 passes for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns against 5 or more pass rushers in the first half. In the second half, RGIII was 1-of-4 for 2 yards and no touchdowns against added pressure, including 2 sacks.

  • Highest Completion Pct by Vikings QB - Single Game - Minimum 20 attempts

    Brett Favre2009 vs Seahawks88.0%22-25
    Brett Favre2009 at Lions85.2%23-27
    Randall Cunningham 1998 at Buccaneers84.0%21-25
    Fran Tarkenton1976 vs Seahawks83.9%26-31
    Christian Ponder 2013 vs Redskins81.0%17-21

  • Christian Ponder: 95.0 Total QBR-- best in a regular-season game by a Vikings QB since Brett Favre had a 97.5 Total QBR against the Giants in Week 17 of the 2009 season.

  • Most Rushing Yards - First 7 NFL Seasons

    LaDainian Tomlinson10,560
    Barry Sanders10,172
    Emmitt Smith10,160
    Eric Dickerson9,938
    Adrian Peterson9,635*
    Walter Payton9,608
    *Includes 75 yards Thursday vs Redskins

  • With a rush TD in the 1st quarter Thursday, Adrian Peterson has 14 total TD at HOME in the last two seasons, breaking a tie for the NFL lead with Jimmy Graham and Marshawn Lynch

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