Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws left handed prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Griffin III shines in first-half vs. Vikings

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has had a rough start to the 2013-14 NFL regular season, but he was finally able to bounce back on Thursday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings.

Griffin got off to a hot start against the Minnesota defense, with a 16-of-21 performance for 179 yards and three touchdowns. Griffin threw no interceptions in the first half of play.

The Redskins currently lead 24-14.

Tight ends Jordan Reed and Logan Paulsen hauled in the two second quarter touchdowns, while wide receiver Pierre Garcon was able to catch the first touchdown pass of the night.

As for the Vikings first-half performance, Christian Ponder continues to struggle. He has an impressive completion percentage, but the yards per completion sits at just 6.5 yards which provides no down field threat to the Redskins defense.

If it wasn’t for running back Adrian Peterson finding the endzone and racking up 44 first-half yards, the Vikings would be completely out of the game.

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