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Tom Mix, Published November 29 2010

Around the water cooler: Vikings hold on to beat Redskins

Four things we’re talking about after the Minnesota Vikings’ 17-13 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday:

Favre’s rush in the fourth quarter sealed win:

In a season marred by drama and underperformance, Vikings’ quarterback Brett Favre rushed 10 yards for a key first-down late in the fourth quarter to seal the win. The win is one of few bright spots for the Vikings this season, but perhaps the team can build off of it next week when it hosts Buffalo (2-9).

Frazier gets win No. 1:

Interim head coach Leslie Frazier earns a win in his first game calling the shots on the Vikings’ sideline. Less than a week after owner Zygi Wilf fired Brad Childress, the Vikings appeared to play more inspired. However, much can be improved on following Sunday’s narrow win.

Vikings' defense holds:

At times, the Vikings defensive unit continues to allow opponents to convert third downs with ease, but when it counted Minnesota’s ‘D’ came up with key stops and only allowed Washington 29 yards rushing.

Gerhart fills in nicely for Peterson:

Adrian Peterson came up lame after a hard-nosed run early in the game. In stepped Toby Gerhart, who up to Sunday hadn’t done much to back-up his stellar collegiate career at Stanford. In Peterson’s place, Gerhart rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown.