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Upset of Houston leaves Vikings in control of playoff destiny

Upset of Houston leaves Vikings in control of playoff destiny

startribune.com Updated Dec 23, 2012
A Vikings team once believed to be a rebuilding project at best is now a real postseason threat.
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  • Video - Ponder, Peterson Discuss Win 00:30

    Ponder, Peterson Discuss Win

    Dec 23
    Christian Ponder and Adrian Peterson comment on the Vikings' 23-6 win over the Texans.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Texans Recap 01:59

    Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Texans Recap

    Dec 23
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Vikings' 23-6 win over the Texans.
  • Video - Vikings Stun Texans 23-6 00:31

    Vikings Stun Texans 23-6

    Dec 23
    Adrian Peterson ran for 86 yards in the Vikings' 23-6 win over the Texans.
  • Video - Vikings postgame press conference 05:33

    Vikings postgame press conference

    Dec 23
    Vikings react following game with Texans

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    Dec 23
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    Dec 23
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