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Thursday’s NFL game

WASHINGTON AT MINNESOTA

Time: 8:25 p.m., NFL Network, WEEI (93.7) Line: Redskins by 2½.

Records: Redskins 3-5 (3-5 vs. spread), Vikings 1-7 (3-5 vs. spread).

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Comments: Washington QB Robert Griffin III has 9 TD passes and 9 INTs . . . Griffin rushed for two TDs and passed for another in a 38-26 win over Vikings last season. He has yet to rush for a TD this season and has lost three fumbles . . . Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson is averaging 36.7 yards per kick return and has brought two back for TDs . . . Washington’s Ryan Kerrigan has collected 8½ sacks and 4 forced fumbles in his past 10 games . . . Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson is on pace to rush for 1,422 yards — a mere 675 fewer than last season . . . Redskins TE Jordan Reed leads all rookies with 38 receptions.

Jim McBride can be reached at j_mcbride@globe.com

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