For being non-division foes, the Redskins and Vikings have seen a lot of each other lately, specifically at FedEx Field. A look at the four meetings since the 2004 season:
November 2010: Vikings 17-13
It ended being Brett Favre’s last win as a starter and he capped it by scrambling/limping/waddling 10 yards on a third-and-5 play with three minutes remaining. The Vikings were two-point favorites.
Adrian Peterson carried only six times before leaving with an injury.
The Redskins’ run game was a joke – 13 carries for 27 yards.
December 2007: Redskins 32-21
Perhaps Joe Gibbs’ finest regular season moment during his second tour with the Redskins.
A week after needing to beat the Giants on the road, the Redskins – as six-point underdogs – traveled to Minneapolis for a second straight Sunday night NBC game. A Vikings win would clinch the NFC North.
The Redskins took the field knowing they controlled their own fate and they played like it. Kedric Golston started the scoring with a safety, touchdowns came from Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, Antwaan Randle El and Clinton Portis and interceptions from Fred Smoot and Shawn Springs.
The Redskins clinched a wild card berth the next week.
September 2006: Vikings 19-16
Al Saunders’ debut as Redskins’ offensive coordinator didn’t go well but it took another two months before Gibbs finally went to Jason Campbell.
Ryan Longwell’s 31-yard field goal with a minute remaining was the winning score.
Only one Redskins starter (Santana Moss) from that game will also start this week; three Vikings will – Steve Hutchinson, Kevin Williams and E.J. Henderson.
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