Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins

MIN
38
WAS
30
FINAL
1234T
MIN 7217338
WAS 10731030

Game Information
Location: FedEx Field Landover, Maryland
Attendance: 74,476

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Members of the Minnesota Vikings' offense leapfrogged over each other, then did the same to the Washington Redskins.

Case Keenum threw touchdowns to four different receivers to build a big lead, and the NFC North-leading Vikings won their fifth in a row by beating the Redskins 38-30 Sunday despite two second-half interceptions. With Teddy Bridgewater active for the first time since January 2016 after a devastating knee injury, Keenum was 21 of 29 for 304 yards and TD passes to Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, David Morgan and Jarius Wright.

Mixing the good with the bad, Keenum was picked off on consecutive throws by D.J. Swearinger.

"Case played outstanding," coach Mike Zimmer said. "I wish the two throws he had in the second half he would have not made. He's an excitable guy and he needs to understand when's the good plays and bad plays sometimes."

Thielen had eight catches for a season-high 166 yards, and the Vikings celebrated his TD by kneeling in a line the end zone while he and Diggs leapfrogged over them.

"We were just playing a little leapfrog, just taking it back to the playground," Thielen said.

Latavius Murray also ran for a score as five players got into the end zone for Minnesota (7-2), which was 8 of 12 on third downs. The Vikings won their first game out of the bye week for the second time in eight seasons as they try to avoid a repeat of the swoon that cost them a playoff spot last season.

"This time around we just want to show that we're a different team," said Diggs, who had four catches for 78 yards. "We came back with a chip on our shoulders, and we still got a lot to prove."

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins had three TDs - two rushing and one passing - and was 26 of 45 for 327 yards with an interception . The Redskins (4-5) failed to build off an upset victory at Seattle and now find themselves on an uphill climb in the wild-card race.

"It seems like we've got this roller-coaster right now, where we're up, down," cornerback Josh Norman said after Washington allowed 406 yards and gained 394. "We've just got to get over that mark. And we will do that."

BRIDGEWATER TEARS UP

Even though he didn't get into the game, Bridgewater considered being active a major milestone and shed a "few tears of joy" during the national anthem.

"Opportunities like these don't come along twice, so when you get that second opportunity, you cherish it, you hold it and you never want to let it go," Bridgewater said. "Today, it got the best of me."

WHAT A CATCH

A day after being called up from the practice squad, second-year Redskins receiver Maurice Harris came up with a highlight-reel grab: a diving, one-handed catch for a touchdown on the opening drive. The 36-yard play originally was ruled an incompletion, but the Redskins challenged and the call was reversed on replay review.

"I was surprised myself," Harris said."

This was Harris' first game action this season - he last played in January - and the score represented the first TD of his career.

DIGGS FLAGGED

The Vikings' leapfrog celebration was legal, but Diggs leaping into the base of the crossbar was good for a 15-yard penalty, even in the New Fun League .

"Something that won't happen again," Diggs said. "I won't be giving out any more free hugs, so they got to pay for it now."

INJURIES

Vikings: They played without DE Everson Griffen because of a foot injury. Griffen was the third player since the NFL began tracking sacks in 1982 to have one in each of his team's first eight games of the season.

Redskins: Coach Jay Gruden said WR Ryan Grant is in the NFL's concussion protocol. ... RB Rob Kelley left with a knee/ ankle injury in the first quarter and will have an MRI. ... S DeAngelo Hall sprained his right knee late in the second quarter, pressing CB Kendall Fuller to play out of position. ... LB Will Compton left with a foot injury and will have an MRI.

UP NEXT

Vikings: Host the high-scoring Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in a game that could sort some order in the crowded NFC playoff picture.

Redskins: Visit the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in a game they now badly need to win given their upcoming schedule.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Vikings Redskins
10:57 Maurice Harris 36 yd pass from Kirk Cousins (Nick Rose kick) 0 7
08:18 Latavius Murray 1 yd run (Kai Forbath kick) 7 7
00:08 Nick Rose 28 yd FG 7 10

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Vikings Redskins
11:45 Stefon Diggs 3 yd pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick) 14 10
04:37 Kirk Cousins 1 yd run (Nick Rose kick) 14 17
01:49 Adam Thielen 7 yd pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick) 21 17
00:22 David Morgan 1 yd pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick) 28 17

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Vikings Redskins
12:22 Jarius Wright 7 yd pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick) 35 17
08:24 Nick Rose 21 yd FG 35 20

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Vikings Redskins
14:47 Kirk Cousins 2 yd run (Nick Rose kick) 35 27
07:45 Kai Forbath 53 yd FG 38 27
01:14 Nick Rose 55 yd FG 38 30

Team Stats
  Minnesota Washington
1st Downs 21 24
Total Yards 406 394
Passing 304 313
Passing Completions/Attempts 21-29 26-45
Yards/Pass 10.5 6.8
Rushing 102 81
Rushing Attempts 31 27
Yards/Rush 3.3 3.0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Possession 28:54 31:06

Minnesota Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Case Keenum 21 29 304 10.5 4 2

Washington Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Kirk Cousins 26 45 327 7.3 1 1

Minnesota Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Latavius Murray 17 68 4.0 1 14
Jerick McKinnon 10 32 3.2 0 10
C.J. Ham 1 3 3.0 0 3
Case Keenum 3 -1 -0.3 0 1

Washington Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Samaje Perine 9 35 3.9 0 9
Chris Thompson 9 26 2.9 0 14
Rob Kelley 4 10 2.5 0 7
Kirk Cousins 4 5 1.2 2 3
Jamison Crowder 1 5 5.0 0 5

Minnesota Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Adam Thielen 8 166 20.8 1 49
Stefon Diggs 4 78 19.5 1 51
Kyle Rudolph 5 37 7.4 0 12
Jerick McKinnon 2 15 7.5 0 9
Jarius Wright 1 7 7.0 1 7
David Morgan 1 1 1.0 1 1
Laquon Treadwell 0 0 0.0 0

Washington Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Vernon Davis 7 76 10.9 0 16
Jamison Crowder 4 76 19.0 0 36
Maurice Harris 2 50 25.0 1 36
Chris Thompson 3 41 13.7 0 27
Josh Doctson 4 30 7.5 0 11
Ryan Grant 3 25 8.3 0 13
Samaje Perine 1 25 25.0 0 25
Rob Kelley 2 4 2.0 0 5

Minnesota Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Harrison Smith 6 2 0 0
Eric Kendricks 5 5 0 0
Danielle Hunter 4 0 1 14
Brian Robison 4 0 0 0
Anthony Barr 3 0 0 0
Tramaine Brock 3 0 0 0
Linval Joseph 3 1 0 0
Stephen Weatherly 3 0 0 0
Mackensie Alexander 2 0 0 0
Tom Johnson 2 1 0 0
Xavier Rhodes 2 0 0 0
Andrew Sendejo 2 2 0 0
Terence Newman 1 2 0 0
Trae Waynes 1 0 0 0
Ben Gedeon 0 1 0 0
Jayron Kearse 0 0 0 0
Case Keenum 0 0 0 0
Emmanuel Lamur 0 0 0 0
Kyle Rudolph 0 0 0 0
Shamar Stephen 0 0 0 0
Eric Wilson 0 0 0 0

Washington Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Josh Norman 7 2 0 0
Zach Brown 5 5 0 0
Stacy McGee 4 4 0 0
D.J. Swearinger 3 2 0 0
Deshazor Everett 2 1 0 0
Kendall Fuller 2 1 0 0
DeAngelo Hall 2 1 0 0
Martrell Spaight 2 5 0 0
Brandon Banks 1 0 0 0
Bashaud Breeland 1 2 0 0
Will Compton 1 0 0 0
Junior Galette 1 2 0 0
Ziggy Hood 1 1 0 0
Ryan Kerrigan 1 0 0 0
Preston Smith 1 1 0 0
Ryan Anderson 0 1 0 0
Chris Carter 0 0 0 0
Chase Roullier 0 0 0 0
Nick Sundberg 0 0 0 0

Minnesota Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Mackensie Alexander 1 10 0

Washington Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
D.J. Swearinger 2 32 0

Minnesota Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Marcus Sherels 2 57 28.5 0 32

Washington Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Chris Thompson 2 52 26.0 0 29
Samaje Perine 1 28 28.0 0 28
Maurice Harris 1 24 24.0 0 24

Minnesota Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Marcus Sherels 1 9 9.0 0 9

Washington Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
No punt return stats.

Minnesota Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Kai Forbath 1 1 100.0 53

Washington Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Nick Rose 3 3 100.0 55

Minnesota Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Ryan Quigley 2 79 41

Washington Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Tress Way 1 52 52