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Favre, Vikings beat 'Skins 17-13 in Frazier's coaching debut


LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Brett Favre was perfect on two scoring drives, and the Minnesota Vikings won Leslie Frazier's NFL head coaching debut despite Adrian Peterson's early injury, beating the Washington Redskins 17-13 Sunday.

Favre went 3 for 3 on Minnesota's opening possession, which ended with Peterson's 5-yard touchdown run. The 41-year-old quarterback was 5 for 5 on the first drive of the second half, capped by a 5-yard TD from rookie Toby Gerhart, who took over after Peterson left in the second quarter with a bad right ankle.

Favre scrambled for a first down on third-and-8 right before the two-minute warning, then hugged several teammates. Minnesota (4-7) ended its nine-game road losing streak, less than a week after firing coach Brad Childress and promoting Frazier.

Washington is 5-6.

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