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NFL Capsule: Vikings at Redskins

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 2:49pm  ET

By The Associated Press

(AP) - MINNESOTA (4-1) At WASHINGTON (2-3)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE _ Off

RECORD VS. SPREAD _ Minnesota 3-2; Washington 2-3

SERIES RECORD _ Redskins lead 11-10

AP PRO32 RANKING _ Vikings No. 8; Redskins No. 19

LAST MEETING _ Vikings beat Redskins 33-26, Dec. 24, 2011

LAST WEEK _ Vikings beat Titans 30-7; Redskins lost to Falcons 24-17

VIKINGS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (20), RUSH (9), PASS (24)

VIKINGS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (7), RUSH (6), PASS (15)

REDSKINS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (7), RUSH (4), PASS (17)

REDSKINS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (26), RUSH (10), PASS (31)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES _ Game set to feature NFL's top two quarterbacks in completion percentage: Washington's Robert Griffin III (69.1) and Minnesota's Christian Ponder (69.0). ... Griffin expected to play unless there's setback in recovery from concussion suffered in third quarter of last week's loss. ... Teams meeting for third straight year, all in Washington. Minnesota won other two. ... Vikings WR Percy Harvin leads NFL with 329 yards after the catch, more than 80 percent of his receiving total of 407. Of Harvin's 38 receptions, 22 have been at or behind line of scrimmage. ... Harvin also ranks first with 38.3-yard kick return average, while teammate Marcus Sherels fourth in punt returns, averaging 14.9. ... Since Ponder's first NFL start last October, Harvin has 100 catches, second most in NFL. ... Vikings have scored on all 15 trips to red zone (six TDs, nine FGs). ... RB Adrian Peterson needs one 100-yard game to tie Robert Smith (29) for career Vikings record. ... Minnesota one of three teams (Houston, New England) to not allow running play of 20-plus yards. Longest rush given up by Vikings is 15 yards. ... Vikings kickoff coverage teams last in NFL, allowing average start at about 34-yard line. ... Minnesota DE Jared Allen has five sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in last three games vs. Washington. ... Redskins NFL's worst on third down, converting 23.3 percent. They are 0 for 9 on third-and- 2 and third-and-3. ... Griffin ranks first in NFL in quarterbacks in rushing attempts (41) and yards (241). ... Griffin has thrown only one interception and leads rookies with 101 passing rating. ... Washington has fumbled seven times but lost only one. ... Redskins have intercepted pass in six straight games, including finale of last season. ... Redskins new K Kai Forbath replaces Billy Cundiff, who missed NFL-high five FG attempts in five games. ... Washington ranks first in NFL in average yards after catch (7.3). ... Redskins LB Lorenzo Alexander tops NFL in special teams tackles (nin e). ... Washington's last seven 100-yard rushing games have been by rookies: Roy Helu Jr. had three last year, Evan Royster had two in 2011, and Alfred Morris has two this year. ... Morris rushed for career-high 115 yards last week, joining Eric Dickerson as only NFL rookies to run for at least 75 yards in each of their teams' first five games. ... Redskins have lost eight straight at home.

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