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For the fourth time this season, the Redskins scored a defensive touchdown. The previous three times, they lost the game.

“Usually when you score on defense, you win the game,” defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said last week. “So maybe we’ve got to get two.”

No, one was enough Sunday to get the job done, as safety Madieu Williams intercepted Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

“We have a lot of playmakers on this defense, whether it’s the D-line, linebackers or guys in the secondary,” Williams said. “It’s a great feeling whenever you can get a defensive score. It changes the game.”

The Redskins have four defensive touchdowns in a season for the first time since 1999. They have 49 points off turnovers through six games after putting up just 43 all last year.

Extra points

Robert Griffin III’s touchdown rush in the third quarter was his fifth of the season, setting a single-season franchise record for TD runs by a quarterback. His 77-yard TD run in the fourth made it six. … The Redskins‘ victory snapped an eight-game home losing skid. … Safety Jordan Pugh left the game with a head injury.