Vikings RB Adrian Peterson stole a good bit of thunder from QB Brett Favre by rushing for 117 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown scamper on the first play from scrimmage.
Said Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe, “There is a lot of promise here. We
still have a lot to work on. But from what we have seen as an offense,
Brett has done pretty well.”
The Vikings began to give some hints about how they’ll deploy WR Percy Harvin in their offense this season.
Vikings DE Jared Allen had a sack and a quarterback pressure while keeping an eye out for retribution for his hit on Texans QB Matt Schaub last season.
The Vikings offense didn’t turn the ball over for the third straight preseason game.
Texans QB Matt Schaub sprained his left ankle on a bootleg in the second quarter but said he’ll play the season opener “without a doubt.”
The Texans continued their preseason-long problems running the ball and stopping the run on Monday night.
Texans LB Xavier Adibi had a rough night, including missing a read on Peterson’s touchdown run and a roughing the passer penalty.
Texans DT Jeff Zgonina, whose chances at a roster spot improved with the trade of Travis Joihnson, had two sacks in the second half.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak expressed disappointment with QB Dan Orlovsky, particularly with the interception he threw in the red zone.