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Redskins vs. Vikings: Who has the edge?

REDSKINS RUN OFFENSE VS. VIKINGS RUN DEFENSE

With Roy Helu banged up and Evan Royster still an unknown commodity, Minnesota, which allows 105.6 yards a game and is 10th in the league, should be able to contain the Washington run game.

Edge: Vikings

REDSKINS PASS OFFENSE VS. VIKINGS PASS DEFENSE

Cornerback Asher Allen, who sustained a concussion last week against New Orleans, will sit out, thrusting journeyman Benny Sapp into a starting role. Jabar Gaffney can become Washington’s leader in receptions with one today.

Edge: Redskins

VIKINGS RUN OFFENSE VS. REDSKINS RUN DEFENSE

Only a sprained ankle has slowed Adrian Peterson in recent weeks, and reserve Toby Gerhart and multi-faceted receiver Percy Harvin will provide different looks against a stout Redskins run defense.

Edge: Vikings

VIKINGS PASS OFFENSE VS. REDSKINS PASS DEFENSE

Christian Ponder has the intelligence and the mobility to be a useful NFL quarterback, but he has had extreme ups and downs in his rookie season. Washington’s secondary intercepted three passes last week against the Giants.

Edge: Redskins

—Zac Boyer

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