Those third downs were crucial, too, leading to a field goal and three touchdowns in the first half alone. Three Vikings sacks early in the fourth quarter helped put a stop to that run of success as the offensive line struggled to protect quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Peterson limited, but still does damage
If you had told the Redskins that they’d hold Peterson to 75 rushing yards on 20 carries they would have taken it in a heartbeat. The two touchdowns? Not so much. The Vikings star back had an 18-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. It was really his lone big play of the day. He later added a 1-yard touchdown run. He only had two runs 10 yards or longer.