MINNEAPOLIS (AP) After last week’s win over the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings were on track to win their fifth straight game and their ninth in a row.
The Vikings beat the Dallas Redskins 28-10 on Sunday to stay unbeaten in Week 17.
Dak Prescott, who had a season-high nine interceptions, led the Vikings to their first victory since 2009.
Dak scored two touchdowns on his first three passes and had two more in the fourth quarter, when the Vikings had to settle for field goals and extra points.
“We’re just not good enough at all,” Prescott said.
“Our guys are out there doing a heck of a job.”
Dak was sacked on two straight completions, but he also hit wide receiver Stefon Diggs for a 25-yard touchdown with 10:25 left.
“The play didn’t get made, and I think it’s just our offense not executing,” quarterback Christian Ponder said.
The two teams played to a tie after a 2-yard penalty on the first play of the fourth.
The Redskins led 17-3 at halftime before Minnesota scored three times in the third quarter.
After Prescott was sacked for a loss of 14 yards in the first quarter, he hit tight end Jared Cook for a 4-yard score.
The first TD came on a 2 by Brandon Pettigrew on the next play, and the Vikings scored again on their first offensive play of fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter featured three straight 3-yard runs by Diggs to put the Vikings ahead 20-17.
Prescott threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns, but only four passes were thrown to Diggs.
The offense didn’t execute, and Diggs caught six passes for 105 yards.
The Minnesota defense didn’t force a turnover and was able to hold the Redskins to just 42 yards of total offense.
It was a second straight loss for Minnesota, which has lost nine straight and has yet to reach double-digit points for a third straight season.
“They just got sloppy,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said.
After the game, the Redskins coach said he would like to see more of the Vikings’ playmakers on offense.
“I think we have to do a better job on our running game,” Gruden told reporters.
“There’s a lot of things we need to fix.”
The Vikings had one turnover in the game.
The Cowboys also gave up three touchdowns.
They will face the Minnesota Giants on Sunday at the U.S. Bank Stadium.
The game is available on CBS, NFL Network, NFL Mobile and NFL Radio.
The Eagles defeated the Bears 29-24 in Chicago on Sunday.
The Bears are 4-1 against the NFC East, but they are 6-6 against NFC North teams.
The Packers beat the Rams 26-17 on Sunday, moving their record to 10-3.
The Giants are 4.5-1 at home, but have lost three of four.
The Titans lost to the Panthers 30-20 at home.
The Jaguars won 24-14 at home against the Cowboys.
The Rams defeated the Falcons 31-14 on Sunday in Houston.
The 49ers lost 21-13 to the 49ers in Santa Clara, and lost 30-10 to the Saints in Los Angeles.