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Recap - Vikings Defeat Houston 28-0

Houston couldn't hang with the Vikings on Thursday as Minnesota blasted the Texans 28-0 in P4 action at The Metrodome.

Minnesota won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 37.5.

Christian Ponder completed 10 of 16 pass attempts for 83 yards and 1 TD for the Vikings in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Chris Ogbonnaya rushed for 62 yards for Houston, while Javarris Williams added 38 yards. Matt Leinart threw for 145 yards for the Texans, while receivers Garrett Graham and Bryant Johnson had 71 and 64 yards respectively.

Houston lost the offensive yardage battle to Minnesota 332-322 yards in Thursday's game. Minnesota had more first downs as that total ended up 22-14.

Houston lost the time of possession battle 35:32/24:28, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Minnesota heads into a Week 1 battle against the Chargers. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Indianapolis.