Posted by Mike Florio on December 24, 2011, 3:07 PM EST
As the Vikings possibly slide into position for the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, they’ll be seeking their third win of the season without the services of running back Adrian Peterson, or quarterback Christian Ponder.
Peterson, as previously noted, suffered an apparent knee injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game at FedEx Field. Ponder also has been ruled out with a concussion.
Despite losing two of their top offensive players, the Vikings are very much alive. They held a 17-13 lead until just a few moments ago, when Redskins quarterbackRex Grossman found receiver Jabar Gaffney for a four-yard touchdown pass.
The Redskins are up, 20-17, with fewer than six minutes left in the third quarter.