away Minnesota
Vikings
(5-10)
1:00 PM EST
December 23, 2012
23-6
home Houston
Texans
(2-14)
Final 1 2 3 4 T
Vikings 7 6 3 7 23
Texans 3 0 3 0 6
Game Tracker

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
FG 10:50 Shayne Graham 51 Yd
TD 6:19 Kyle Rudolph 3 Yd pass from Christian Ponder (Blair Walsh kick)
2nd Quarter
FG 8:15 Blair Walsh 56 Yd
FG 0:37 Blair Walsh 41 Yd
3rd Quarter
FG 11:31 Blair Walsh 39 Yd
FG 0:26 Shayne Graham 33 Yd
4th Quarter
TD 4:44 Toby Gerhart 3 Yd run (Blair Walsh kick)
Passing Statistics
Houston
Player Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack Yds/L TD Int QBRat
Matt Schaub 18 32 178 56.2 5.6 3 25 0 0 72.1
T.J. Yates 0 1 0 .0 0.0 1 0 0 0 39.6
Minnesota
Player Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack Yds/L TD Int QBRat
Christian Ponder 16 30 174 53.3 5.8 1 3 1 0 81.8
Rushing Statistics
Minnesota
Player Rush Yds Avg Lng TD Fuml
Adrian Peterson 25 86 3.4 21 0 0
Christian Ponder 7 48 6.9 29 0 1
Toby Gerhart 8 31 3.9 6 1 0
Jarius Wright 1 8 8.0 8 0 0
Matt Asiata 1 1 1.0 1 0 0
Houston
Player Rush Yds Avg Lng TD Fuml
Ben Tate 4 17 4.2 13 0 0
Arian Foster 10 15 1.5 8 0 1
Justin Forsett 1 4 4.0 4 0 0
T.J. Yates 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 1
Receiving Statistics
Houston
Player Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fuml
Andre Johnson 7 97 13.9 19 0 0
Owen Daniels 3 27 9.0 14 0 0
Garrett Graham 2 14 7.0 12 0 0
Arian Foster 2 14 7.0 11 0 1
Kevin Walter 1 12 12.0 12 0 0
DeVier Posey 1 6 6.0 6 0 0
James Casey 1 6 6.0 6 0 0
Ben Tate 1 2 2.0 2 0 0
Minnesota
Player Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fuml
Jarius Wright 5 53 10.6 21 0 0
Michael Jenkins 2 41 20.5 32 0 0
Kyle Rudolph 3 39 13.0 27 1 0
Jerome Simpson 4 32 8.0 17 0 0
Toby Gerhart 1 5 5.0 5 0 0
Adrian Peterson 1 4 4.0 4 0 0
Kicking Statistics
Minnesota
Player XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Blair Walsh 2 2 3 3 56 1 11
Houston
Player XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Shayne Graham 0 0 2 2 51 1 6
Kick Returns
Houston
Player KR Yds Avg Lng TD
Keshawn Martin 4 84 21.0 24 0
Minnesota
Player KR Yds Avg Lng TD
Marcus Sherels 2 54 27.0 27 0
Punting Statistics
Houston
Player Punts Yds Avg Lng Blk In20 TB
Donnie Jones 7 353 50.4 65 0 2 0
Minnesota
Player Punts Yds Avg Lng Blk In20 TB
Chris Kluwe 4 182 45.5 51 0 1 0
Punt Returns
Minnesota
Player PR Yds Avg Lng TD
Marcus Sherels 6 50 8.3 19 0
Houston
Player PR Yds Avg Lng TD
Keshawn Martin 2 16 8.0 11 0
Defense Statistics
Houston
Player Tack Ast Sack Int FFum FumR PD
Glover Quin 9 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Johnathan Joseph 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Antonio Smith 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Tim Dobbins 4 1 0.0 0 0 0 1
Danieal Manning 4 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Brooks Reed 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Bradie James 3 2 0.0 0 0 0 1
J.J. Watt 3 0 1.0 0 1 0 0
Kareem Jackson 3 1 0.0 0 0 0 2
Connor Barwin 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Harris 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Darryl Sharpton 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Jared Crick 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Shiloh Keo 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Earl Mitchell 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
DeVier Posey 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Garrett Graham 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Whitney Mercilus 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Barrett Ruud 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Bryan Braman 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Roc Carmichael 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Jesse Nading 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Derek Newton 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Eddie Pleasant 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
James Casey 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Minnesota
Player Tack Ast Sack Int FFum FumR PD
Harrison Smith 7 0 1.0 0 1 0 1
A.J. Jefferson 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 1
Chad Greenway 4 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Antoine Winfield 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 1
Jasper Brinkley 3 0 0.0 0 1 0 0
Kevin Williams 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 1
Fred Evans 3 0 1.0 0 0 0 0
Jared Allen 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0
Erin Henderson 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Chris Cook 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Mistral Raymond 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Everson Griffen 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 1
Matt Asiata 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Sherels 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Robert Blanton 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Larry Dean 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Rhett Ellison 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Phil Loadholt 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Tyrone McKenzie 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Team Statistics
Houston Minnesota
First Downs 11 22
Passing 8 8
Rushing 1 11
Penalty 2 3
Third Down Efficiency 1-11 9-18
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 187 345
Total Plays 53 73
Average Gain Per Play 3.5 4.7
Net Yards Rushing 2.1 4.1
Rushes 16 42
Average Per Rush 2.1 4.1
Net Yards Passing 153 171
Completions-Attempts 33 30
Yards Per Pass Play 4.1 5.5
Times Sacked 4 1
Yards Lost to Sacks 25 3
Had Intercepted 0 0
Punts 7 4
Average Punt 50.4 45.5
Penalties 9 5
Penalty Yards 60 52
Fumbles 3 1
Fumbles Lost 2 1