Redskins vs. Vikings score update: RG III the man in 38-26 win

THAT'S IT: Ponder picked. Redskins will win 38-26.

FOURTH QUARTER: Less than a minute left. Vikings driving but. . .less than a minute left.

RG III: If the Redskins hang on, the legend of RG III is going to get crazy-silly in a hurry.

FOURTH QUARTER: Whoa. RG III happens. Sprints left then goes down the left sideline for a 76-yard TD run. Redskins 38-26. Times left: 2:43.

REALLY?: Talking head John Lynch says the Viking are{ }beginning to look like baseball's St. Louis Cardinals. . .

4th QUARTER: Ponder short TD toss to Rudolph. Two-point conversion fails. Redskins 31-26 with 3:36 left.

4th QUARTER: Vikings driving, still down by two scores. Time left: 3:53.

4th QUARTER: Minnesota ball with 6:18 remaing after Skins' drive quickly{ }sputters.

4th QUARTER: Redskins ball with 7:38 remaining.

4th QUARTER: Ponder to Jenkins from the Redskins 9. Touchdown. Two-point conversion pass successful. Redskins 31-20.

4th QUARTER: We give you Madieu Williams, boys and girls -- the former Viking. Picks Ponder, runs for the touchdown. Redskins 31-12.

3rd QUARTER: Peterson fuels drive. Walsh good from 37 yards. Redskins 24-12.

3rd QUARTER: From the Vikings 7, RG III drops back but then scoots forward for a touchdown. No fear for this guy. Redkins 24-9.

RG III: Same guy. Maybe a tad more cautious. But the same guy.

HALFTIME: Redkins take{ }a knee deep. Redskins 17-9.{ }

Late 2nd QUARTER: Christian Ponder tosses a pick. Redskins make him pay. RG III to Young for TD from the 6. Redskins 17-9.

Late 2nd QUARTER: Redskins cap 90-yard, 11-play drive with Alfred Morris scoring from the 1. Redskins 10-9.

2nd QUARTER: Hello, Kyle Forbath. Debuts with 50-yard field goal. Vikings 9-3.

2nd QUARTER: Vikings are a chippy bunch on defense, no?

END FIRST QUARTER: Redskins are lucky this isn't at least a 17-0 game right now. But it's Vikings 9-0.

1st QUARTER: Minnesota drive stalls again but Walsh true from 27 yards. Vikings 9-0.

1st QUARTER: RG III has pass intercepted by Antoine Winfield. Vikings get ball deep in Washington territory.

{ }1st QUARTER: Drive stalls, so Vikings settle for another FG. Vikings 6-0.

1st QUARTER: Peterson's running and Harvin's all-around talents motor the Vikings down{ }to the 2 but that's it. Blair Walsh hits a 20-yard field goal. Vikings 3-0.

PREGAME: Hobbled wideout Pierre Garcon is inactive for the Redskins.

Welcome to this afternoon's live blog of the Washington Redskins' visit from the resurgent Minnesota Vikings.

The writer is Skip Wood ( , who spent the better part of 15 years covering the NFL for USA TODAY. This blog also can be followed on the ABC7 website.{ }