"We didn't really play our best all the time, but we really, really did when it counted, man."
Just minutes after the Redskins held off a late, potential game-winning drive out of the Vikings, head coach Jay Gruden was congratulating his players for their comeback victory.
Washington, of course, jumped out to an early 14-0 lead before Minnesota stormed back in the second quarter to eventually go up 20-14 entering halftime.
Despite the momentum swing, the Redskins punched back without a true Vikings answer.
The offense scored 12 unanswered points in the second half and the defense gave Vikings quarterback Bradford all sorts of trouble on his final two plays.
Preston Smith would tally a sack on 4th-and-17, sealing the victory. The second year linebacker had himself a day, picking up two sacks and an interception, earning the game ball in the process.