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NFL: Washington 38, Minnesota 26
Robert Griffin III shook off last week’s concussion and rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in Washington’s 38-26 win over Minnesota.
Griffin was cleared to play after sustaining a concussion on a hit taken in the Redskins’ loss to Atlanta. He showed few ill effects from the blow, carrying the ball 13 times — including a game-clinching 76-yard scoring run with 2:43 remaining in the game.
Last year’s Heisman Trophy winner completed 17-of-22 passes for 182 yards as the Redskins (3-3) broke an eight-game home losing skid.
Alfred Morris and Darrel Young each added a TD for Washington.
The Vikings (4-2) saw their three-game winning streak snapped despite a big day from Christian Ponder, who racked up 352 yards and two touchdowns on 35-of-52 passing. He was intercepted twice.
Percy Harvin made 11 catches for 133 yards for the Vikings.
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