Redskins Lose 29-26 To Vikings In Robert Griffin III's Return

Amid the bus crashes, anonymous reports and pregame protests, the Redskins did actually have a game to play Sunday, which they dropped in a 29-26 loss to the Vikings.

In his return from a dislocated left ankle, Robert Griffin III completed 18 of 28 passes for 251 yards with one touchdown and one interception, but was sacked five times. Alfred Morris ran for 92 yards and two touchdowns. 

After a first-quarter field goal, the Redskins jumped out a 10-0 lead seconds into the second quarter on Morris' 14-yard run. A Griffin interception in Washington territory with a minute left in the first half allowed the Vikings to cut their deficit to 10-7 before halftime on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Teddy Bridgewater to Chase Ford.

Washington and Minnesota traded touchdowns in the second half with Matt Asiata's two runs sandwiching DeSean Jackson's 13-yard catch. The Redskins responded when Morris scampered into the end zone with 9:05 remaining in the fourth quarter, set up by Jackson's 56-yard over-the-shoulder catch. Asiata's third score gave the Vikings their final lead of the game. All nine of Asiata's career touchdowns have come in three-touchdown performances.

The Redskins enter their bye week 3-6. They return Nov. 16 against the Buccaneers at FedEx Field.

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