WASHINGTON (3-5) at MINNESOTA (1-7)
Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network
OPENING LINE - Redskins by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Washington 3-5, Minnesota 3-5
SERIES RECORD - Redskins lead 12-10
LAST MEETING - Redskins beat Vikings 38-26, Oct. 14, 2012
LAST WEEK - Redskins beat Chargers 30-24; Vikings lost to Cowboys 27-23
AP PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 21 (tie), Vikings No. 30
REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (6), PASS (12).
REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (22), PASS (28).
VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (16), PASS (23).
VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (11), PASS (29).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Teams meet for fourth straight year, longest streak in history of series, but this is just third visit by Redskins to Minnesota since playoff game there after 1992 season. Vikings won in 1998, and Redskins won in 2007. ... Of 22 all-time meetings, five have come in postseason. ... Redskins QB Robert Griffin III had breakout against Vikings last year as rookie with TD passing plus two TDs rushing, including 76-yard scoring scamper to seal victory. ... Redskins tied for NFL lead with average of 5 yards rushing per attempt. ... Griffin's comeback from ACL surgery has been slow, with only nine TD passes and nine INTs. The 2012 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year has no TDs rushing and has lost three fumbles. Still, he's on pace for 4,338 yards passing, which would set franchise record. ... WR Pierre Garcon, with 54 catches, is on pace to break Art Monk's franchise mark of 106 receptions in 1984. ... TE Jordan Reed leads NFL rookies with 38 catches. ... Even after 25 carries by Adrian Peterson last week against Cowboys, Vikings just 25th in league in rushing attempts. ... Peterson is on pace for 1,422 yards rushing, 675 fewer than last year. ... TE Kyle Rudolph, who has three of team's six TD receptions, will miss next four to six games because of broken left foot. ... Vikings DBs have just three INTs, two by injured S Harrison Smith.
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