• Texans guide to the game against the Vikings

    Summary of 23 articles · Updated Dec 23, 2012
    That’s something the Texans do better than any team in the league. With a win today over the Browns, they will be tied with the Texans, but the Texans won in Denver earlier this year. The Vikings embarrassed the Texans 23-6 at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans humiliated themselves with a pathetic offensive performance that produced one field goal after a field goal on the opening drive. Adrian Peterson didn’t have the type of game he was use to having as of late, but it was his teammates that picked him up Sunday in an upset win over the Texans 23-6. Also, just once would they salvage any points from those backs-to-the-wall situations, and that happened on their first possession of the game, when kicker Shayne Graham trotted on to drill a 51-yard field goal for a 3-0 Houston lead.
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    • Postgame: Vikings 23, Texans 6

      The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Houston Texans 23-6 and improved to 9-6 on the season.
    • Texans’ offense faces longest yards on third down

      In coach-speak, an offense’s getting “off schedule” means facing third-and-long instead of third-and-short. And rarely have the Texans been more off schedule than they were Sunday in the 23-6 egg they laid against the Vikings, imperiling their chanc
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    • Vikings Get to 9-6; Upset Texans 23-6 in Houston

      Adrian Peterson didn’t have the type of game he was use to having as of late, but it was his teammates that picked him up Sunday in an upset win over the Texans 23-6. Peterson rushed for 86 yards, falling far short of the 2,000-yard mark, but the Viking
    • Texans Toppled at Home by Vikings 23-6

      The Texans Sunday seemed to have all eyes on stopping running back Adrian Peterson of the Vikings. Problem is, they seemed to forget about the rest of the team. Peterson was held to 86 yards, but the rest of the Vikings played well better than the Texan…
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    • Minnesota Vikings beat Texans, officially eliminate New Orleans Saints

      Saints entered the day facing exceptionally long odds
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    • Vikings upend Texans to stay in playoff hunt

      Adrian Peterson rushed for 86 yards, falling far short of the 2,000-yard mark, yet helping the Vikings keep their playoff hopes alive with a 23-6 upset of the Texans on Sunday.
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    • Vikings stay alive, Texans risk losing bye

      In what arguably constitutes the biggest win for the franchise since blowing out the Cowboys in the 2009 postseason, the Vikings have beaten the other team from Texas, sending the squad with the best record in the AFC from 12-2 to 12-3. The upset keeps …
    • Texans: Five things we learned Sunday

      1. Focus, focus, focus. No team is good enough to win when it doesn’t focus on the task at hand. The Texans certainly aren’t one of those teams. Segways for Christmas, the “J.J. Watt for MVP” campaign, and talk about home-field advantage — that
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    • Texans flat in loss, fail to clinch home field

      By Brian T. Smith The AFC’s best team, record-wise, was underwhelming once again. And the Texans will have to wait another week in their season-long quest to claim home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. A flat, uninspired Houston team fell 23
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    • Vikings make big push toward Texans upset

      There’s still time left, but perhaps not enough to change the outcome. The Vikings have scored another touchdown, culminating a 10-play, 64-yard drive.  The run from Toby Gerhart pushed the lead to 17, with the Vikings up 23-6. Less than five minutes r
    • Vikings increase lead to 23-6

      Toby Gerhart scored on a 3-yard run to give the Vikings a 23-6 lead with 4:44 left in the game. Texans safety Danieal Manning was called for a facemask penalty during the drive that put the ball at the 3-yard line. The drive went 64 yards in 10 plays in…
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    • Wrap-up: Vikings 23, Texans 6

      Thoughts on the Houston Texans' 23-6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Reliant Stadium: What it means: The Texans came out flat and never got into gear against Minnesota, which played very solid defense Houston. It was the Texans’ first loss of the seaso
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    • Vikings thwart Texans’ TD effort

      As the Vikings scored field goal after field goal, it seemed inevitable that the Texans eventually would score touchdowns. They still could, but they haven’t yet. With a first down inside the Minnesota one, the Texans failed to hit paydirt, ultimately l
    • Wrap-up: Vikings 23, Texans 6

      A few thoughts on Sunday's events at Reliant Stadium: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings were the better team at Reliant Stadium for 60 minutes and departed with an unexpected victory that keeps their playoff hopes alive. We'll update their situation …
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  • Defense feels down after failing to stop Vikings

    On the day before the day before Christmas, the gift that has kept on giving for the Texans’ defense — their NFL-best efficiency on third down — turned to coal and switches for a disappointed team and disillusioned fans. The Vikings converted nine o
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  • McClain: Bad timing for worst game of season

    The Texans played their worst game of the season when they needed to play their best to secure home-field advantage in the playoffs. The Vikings embarrassed the Texans 23-6 at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans humiliated themselves with a pathetic offen…
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  • Texans settle for field goal after being at 1

    The Texans had first-and-goal at the 1 but wound up settling for a 33-yard field goal by Shayne Graham as they cut the Vikings’ lead to 16-6 with 27 seconds left in the third quarter. Matt Schaub was sacked for a lost of 14 yards on third-and-goal at th
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  • Boos get louder as Texans continue to struggle

    The boos are getting louder here at Reliant. The Texans started the second half with their fourth three-and-out series of the game. The Texans had three first downs in their first seven plays of the game and three first downs since then. Keyshawn Martin…
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  • Vikings’ passing game makes an appearance

    Sasquatch.  The Yeti.  The Loch Ness Monster.  The Great Pumpkin.  And the Minnesota Vikings’ passing game. For today (for now), the last one on the list is different from the rest.  On the opening drive of Minnesota’s game at Houston, the Viking
  • Vikings use big plays to take 7-3 lead

    Kyle Rudolph caught a 3-yard pass from Christian Ponder as the Vikings took a 7-3 lead against the Texans with 6:19 left in the first quarter. Adrian Peterson rushed for 20 yards on the Vikings’ first play. It wasn’t the only big-gain play for the Vik
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  • Texans get on board first with field goal

    Shayne Graham kicked a 51-yard field goal as the Texans took a 3-0 lead against the Vikings with 10:55 left in the first quarter. Andre Johnson reached 800 career receptions with his first catch, becoming the second-fastest player in NFL history to 800.…
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