Vikings thwart Texans’ TD effort


As the Vikings scored field goal after field goal, it seemed inevitable that the Texans eventually would score touchdowns.

They still could, but they haven’t yet.

With a first down inside the Minnesota one, the Texans failed to hit paydirt, ultimately losing 14 yards on a third-down sack and setting up a field goal.

The Vikings lead, 16-6.  (That’s a score that will make most purple-clad people turn green.)  And the boos birds have been flying in Houston, where the Texans could still squander the top seed in the AFC.