The Commanders needed only 59 seconds in the second half to take their first lead.
Taylor Heinicke threw into triple coverage, and got a little help from the back judge, as Curtis Samuel came down with a 49-yard pass. Samuel caught the ball short of the goal line, hit the ground and found his way into the end zone before being touched down.
It was Samuel’s first touchdown since Week 2.
Heinicke now is 7-of-15 for 97 yards.
The Vikings have ruled out cornerback Cameron Dantzler with an ankle injury. Evans has replaced him.