Washington falls to 4-5 ahead of another tough NFC test next week in New Orleans. - From Washington Post
The Vikings (7-2) entered the game rested, coming off their bye week, while the Redskins had muddled through yet another week of practice with a half-dozen starters limited by injury.
They breezed down the field on their opening drive and capped the series with a terrific, one-handed, 36-yard touchdown catch by Maurice Harris, who had been elevated from the practice squad just 24 hours earlier.
The Vikings responded quickly, with Keenum hitting wide receiver Stefon Diggs, a standout at Good Counsel and Maryland, for the first of several deep throws.
After the teams traded punts, the Vikings’ defense stepped up the intensity, bulldozing Cousins on one play and ending running back Rob Kelley’s day with a knee-wrenching tackle on another.
The momentum shifted for good in the 4:37 that remained in the second quarter.