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Washington Redskins receiver makes leaping 1-handed catch for touchdown

Josh-Doctson-redskins-053117-getty-ftr Josh Doctson
Spencer Simpson | 13 November, 2017, 01:51

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) celebrates running back Latavius Murray's touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.

Well, that's one way to get your first touchdown in the NFL. Vikings QB Case Keenum passed for a season-high 304 yards.

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater dressed out for the first time since suffering a torn ACL in August 2016, and was Keenum's backup.

The part that wasn't a clinic was the back-to-back interceptions by Washington safety D.J.

Redskins wide receiver Maurice Harris was just called up from the practice squad.

But there was plenty more to come; Thielen then orchestrated a full-on leapfrog game.

And with that, the Vikings improved to 7-2 on the season, on a day when their defense was far from ideal. He only has two games with over 250 passing yards this season and he has been intercepted at least once in the Vikings' last three outings.

In Sunday's win over the Redskins, Adam Thielen caught a touchdown pass in the second quarter that gave the Vikings a 20-17 lead they would maintain the rest of the game. Five plays later, Keenum threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Diggs.

Minnesota took seven minutes off the clock before Kai Forbath nailed a 53-yard field goal to push the lead to 38-27, and then stopped Washington on fourth-and-1 at the Minnesota 33.

The Vikings' leapfrog celebration was legal, but Diggs leaping into the base of the crossbar was good for a 15-yard penalty, even in the New Fun League.

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