The Vikings continued their momentum in the second half with a six-play, 72-yard drive that ended with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum to Jarius Wright with 12:22 left in the third quarter. He then threw two interceptions to safety C.J. Swearinger, but the Vikings had a big enough lead that it didn't cost them.
Thielen had eight catches for a season-high 166 yards. Washington converted first-and-20 with a 32-yard pass to Jamison Crowder and fourth-and-1 with a 4-yard run by Samaje Perine to reach the end zone.
Harris's 36-yard catch over Minnesota cornerback Trae Waynes, who couldn't have been in much better position, was even more remarkable when you consider that it was his first of the season. Following Thielen's lead, they played leap frog in the end zone.
Griffen, who is third in the National Football League with 10 sacks, has a foot injury and was listed as questionable, but Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said during the week he expected Griffen would play. S DeAngelo Hall suffered a right knee injury late in the second quarter, pressing CB Kendall Fuller to play out of position.
Vikings: Host the high-scoring Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in a game that could sort some order in the crowded NFC playoff picture.
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