The Vikings had a chance to build a huge lead early, but field goals instead of touchdowns allowed…
Notebook: Defensive streak ends
The Vikings defense has done an excellent job of bottling up an opponent's primary running back. They hadn't allowed a 100-yard rusher despite playing against the likes of Maurice Jones-Drew, Frank Gore and Chris Johnson. They didn't allow Alfred Morris much (16 carries for just 47 yards – a 2.9 yard average), but surrendered their first 100-yard rushing game of the season when Robert Griffin III broke off his 76-yard bootleg. RG3 finished the game with 138 yards rushing and two touchdowns. "There aren't a lot of guys who play that position that can break a 76-yard run and not get caught," Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said. "That creates some issues for any defense. He's a heck of a young player. He can throw the ball. He can run the ball. When things break down, he can make plays." Through five games, the Vikings defense was allowing less than 79 yards a game. Griffin almost matched that on his late touchdown run, but the Redskins ran for 183 yards on the ground Sunday – a...
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