Houston vs Minnesota Recap - Texans Win 27-13
The Texans were Preseason Week 1 winners on Friday, coming out on top of the Vikings by a score of 27-13 at The Metrodome.
Houston won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 36.5.
T.J. Yates completed 13 of 21 pass attempts for 151 yards and 1 TD for the Texans in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Bradley Randle rushed for 16 yards for Minnesota, while Joe Banyard added 8 yards. Matt Cassel threw for 212 yards for the Vikings, while receivers Stephen Burton and Zach Line had 67 and 61 yards respectively.
Houston outgained Minnesota 439-296 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-14 by the Texans.
Minnesota lost the time of possession battle 36:03/23:57, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Houston takes its act home to face Miami looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Buffalo.