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Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Asiatas third touchdown of the game led the Minnesota Vikings to a 29-26 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Asiata finished the game with just 26 yards on 10 carries and also converted a two-point attempt. Teddy Bridgewater went 26-for-42 for 268 yards with a touchdown for the Vikings (4-5), who head into their bye week having won two straight games. Robert Griffin III returned to play for the first time since Week 2 and was 18-for-28 for 251 yards with one touchdown and an interception for the Redskins (3-6), who had won their previous two games. Washington had gone on top on Alfred Morris second score of the game with just over nine minutes to play, but Minnesota answered to again take the lead. Facing a 3rd-and-10, Bridgewater and Jarius Wright got together for a 21-yard connection to the Washington 36. Bridgewater converted another third down with a completion to Greg Jennings for a 1st-and-goal at the 4, and Asiata punched it in three plays later. Asiata also ran in the two-point conversion for a 29-26 lead with 3:27 to play. Washingtons bid to either tie the game or go ahead fell short as Griffins pass on 4th-and-6 was incomplete and Washington was able to kill off most of the remainder of the clock. Griffin had been out with a dislocated ankle, but we was able to show off his athleticism on Washingtons first drive. Facing a 3rd-and-7, Griffin escaped two potential sackers before hitting Roy Helu for a short pass that turned into a 24-yard gain. Kai Forbath made a 36- yard field goal to polish off the 13-play, 62-yard drive and give the Redskins a 3-0 lead with just over six minutes to play in the first. Minnesotas next touch saw Bridgewater miss a wide open Cordarrelle Patterson on a deep pass and the team eventually had to punt. It was all Morris on Washingtons next possession as his first three carries went for 27 yards down to the Minnesota 19. Griffins next two passes fell incomplete, but the team got a fresh set of downs thanks to an illegal contact penalty. The next snap saw Morris take a handoff around the right tackle and in on a 14-yard score for a 10-0 lead early in the second. The next several drives all ended in punts and the Vikings failed on a 4th- and-2 at the Washington 39 late in the half. However, the Vikings defense came up with a big play as Captain Munnerlyn picked off Griffin to get the ball back for his team near midfield. The first play of the ensuing drive saw Bridgewater and Jennings get together for 22 yards down to the Washington 24. Two plays later, Bridgewater found Chase Ford alone in the end zone for a 20-yard score to make it a 10-7 game going into the break. Minnesota went on top on its first touch of the second half as it started with the ball near midfield and a 15-yard catch by Jerick McKinnon coupled with a roughing the passer call on Washington got the ball down to the 25. After McKinnon had runs of 15 and nine yards, Asiata punched it in from a yard out for a 14-10 lead just over four minutes into the third. The Redskins came right back, though, to take the lead. Griffin converted a 3rd-and-4 with a 17-yard pass to Jordan Reed. Facing another third down, Griffins run fell short, but an unnecessary roughness call on Harrison Smith gave Washington a fresh set of downs and the ball at the Minnesota 13. The next snap saw Griffin hit DeSean Jackson in the end zone for a 17-14 lead. Washington tacked on to its lead on its next touch, as Forbath hit a 26-yard field goal to cap a nine-play, 43-yard drive for a 20-14 lead with under two minutes to play in the third. Minnesota came right back as the team moved 76 yards over 10 plays, with Asiata finishing off the drive on a 7-yard run for a 21-20 lead just two minutes into the fourth quarter. Griffin hit Jackson down the right sideline for 56 yards to help set up Morris 2-yard score with 9:01 to play. The two-point conversion, though, failed and it was a 26-21 contest. Game Notes Morris totaled 92 yards on 19 carries, and Jackson had four catches for 120 yards ... Jennings led Minnesotas receivers with six catches for 76 yards ... Washington hosts Tampa Bay in two weeks ... Minnesota plays at Chicago following the bye ... Minnesota has won four of the last five games against Washington. http://www.officialraidersgear.com/Raid ... ft-Jersey/ . - Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has signed with WME-IMG, saying the sports management powerhouse will help maximize the value of my brand. http://www.officialraidersgear.com/Raid ... ft-Jersey/ . 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The Calgary Stampeders running back received the West Division nomination for the CFLs top individual award Thursday in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada and leagues eight head coaches.FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Rex Ryan already knew facing Peyton Manning is a daunting task in any week. But the fact the Denver Broncos quarterback is heading to New York five touchdown passes away from tying Brett Favres career record? Well, that just doesnt sit well with the Jets coach. Oh, God, said a wide-eyed Ryan, drawing laughs, when informed Friday of the impending milestone. Lets hope he doesnt do it this week. That, of course, would likely mean bad things for the Jets, who have lost four in a row and are trying to save their season before it spirals out of control. Going up against the soon-to-be touchdown tossing king isnt exactly the ideal cure for the teams woes. Manning, who has 503 career TD passes, threw for a career-high 479 yards last weekend with four scores in a 41-20 win over Arizona, tying Dan Marino for the most 400-yard games in NFL history with 13. Ryan was asked if the thought of Manning breaking the record against the Jets entered his mind. No, Im not going into the game thinking were going to give up five touchdown passes, he said. Hes beat me enough through the years. He doesnt need to break the record against me. Ryan is 2-5 in his career against Manning, as both a defensive co-ordinator with Baltimore and as a head coach with New York. One of those wins came in 2009, when Manning was pulled early to prevent injury with the playoff-bound Indianapolis Colts entering the game 14-0. And, if a five-touchdown game for Manning sounds like a stretch, he has thrown at least that many nine times in his career a€” eight in the regular season. That includes a seven-TD performance against Baltimore in last years season opener that tied an NFL record. Manning also has had five touchdown passes six times, including the playoffs, with the most recent coming against Kansas City last December. So, yeah, its very possible. Its a huge challenge for our defence, linebacker David Harris said. Were facing the best quarterback of all time. Jets defensive co-ordinator Dennis Thurman laughed and shook his head when he was asked how the Jets cann stop Manning.dddddddddddd That is really funny, Thurman said. Everybody has jokes. Nobody else has (stopped him), right? Has anybody else stopped him? Well, not many. Manning is off to another terrific start, with 12 touchdowns and three interceptions in the Broncos 3-1 start. While the touchdown mark is the headline, he also needs just 203 yards to pass Jake Plummer (11,631) for the fourth-most yards passing in Broncos history, and 335 to pass Brian Griese (11,763) for third. And its only Mannings third season with the franchise. New Yorks defence is ranked No. 6 overall, in terms of yardage allowed, but has struggled against the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford and Philip Rivers in recent weeks. The Jets realize they need to get in Mannings face and make him uncomfortable to have a shot at slowing him down. But, as Ryan knows, thats easier said than done. You cant give him as clear a picture as he wants it to be, Ryan said. I think if he has a clear picture, hes just going to carve you up. Youve got to change some things on him. That means mixing up defensive schemes, blitzing packages, pass-rushing pressure and coverage in the secondary. Weve got our hands full, Harris said. It also means the Jets wont rely much on old film of their successes against Manning. He has probably studied all of that stuff already, Thurman said. From what I understand, he has a projector at home and has two or three different guys breaking down tapes for him two or three weeks ahead of time. He has already done that stuff. So if we go backward, we are probably playing in his wheelhouse. The Jets got their first interception of the season last week, and trying to force turnovers has been a focus. New York is also tied for the league lead with 17 sacks, so the Jets front seven could be plenty active on Sunday. Im certainly no expert on how to stop him, Ryan said. Weve had some battles through the years and hes gotten the better of it a lot of times. But, Im not just going to sit in there and just play one or two coverages. 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