Tune in at 1:00 PM ET as the Vikings take on the Texans. Maxwell Hubert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Hello everybody and welcome to the liveblog of the Vikings v Texans. My name is Maxwell Hubert(@teedotyankee) and I will be following this afternoon's matchup with all of you out there. Please feel free to imput your comments and observations and take part in the action! It's going to be a great one, let's do this!
Lead by a 212 yard performance from Peterson, the Vikings beat the Rams 36-22 in St. Louis last week.
Peterson had an 82 yard TD with another 52 yard run on the day
Walsh nailed 3 50+ yard FGs and was 5-5 overall on the afternoon
Houston clinched their second consecutive AFC South title last Sunday at home with a 29-17 win against Indy
Watt racked up a game high 10 tackles, 3 sacks and a forced fumble
Andre Johnson finished with 11 catches for 151 yards and one TD.
The Texans can clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win against the Vikings
Let me hear what you think will happen in this afternoon's game? What is your final prediction?
Does anyone out there have any $$$$$ on this afternoon's game? I would probably take the Vikings +8 and UNDER 43.5
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
We are about to get underway! The Texans will receive the opening kick!
Martin hauls in the kick around the TEX 5 yard line and carries it back across the 20.
TEX 1st and 10 - Short pass complete to Foster coming out of the backfield. He carries forward for a FIRST DOWN to the TEX 32
TEX 1st and 10 - Pass complete to Johnson for a gain of 5 yards.
TEX 2nd and 5 - Playaction pass over the middle is caught by Johnson who losses the ball in MIN territory but the Texans fall on it. FIRST DOWN
TEX 1st and 10 - Schaub fakes the inside handoff and rolls off the left side. His pass is dropped near the sideline intended for Posey.
TEX 2nd and 10 - Foster gets the carry up the middle and is stuffed for a LOSS of 1
TEX 3rd and 11 - Schaub hangs in the pocket and delivers over the middle incomplete BUT we have A FLAG
PASS INTERFERENCE called on MIN will give the Texans an automatic FIRST DOWN at the MIN 33
TEX 1st and 10 - Foster is STUFFED again for a short gain on the handoff. Gain of 2.
TEX 2nd and 8 - Foster carries off the right side for a LOSS of 2 yards.
TEX 3rd and 10 - Schaub tries to fit a pass into Johnson who was well covered on the play and the pass is batted down. TEX will attempt the 51 yarder.
The 51 yard FG attempt is GOOD and the Texans get on the board first with a long kick.
That pass interference penalty cost the Vikings 3 points on that drive. I'm sure they will take it after stopping the Texans drive short of the endzone.
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The kick is taken by Sherels and and he is tackled close to the MIN 22 yard line.
Minnesota makes its second trip to Houston to take on the Texans all-time.
The Vikings are currently 1-0-0 when visiting the Texans.
Peterson leads the NFL with 1,812 rushing yards and is tied for 2nd with 11 TDs.