Texans get close, but Vikings hold on for 31-23 win

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The Texans made a run early in the second half, but back-to-back touchdowns by the Vikings appeared to provide them with the breathing room they needed to win their first game of the 2020 season and they needed every inch of it.

Deshaun Watson threw a 24-yard touchdown to Kenny Stills on a fourth down to cut the Vikings lead to 31-23 and then led a quick drive back down the field after the defense forced a punt. They got down to fourth down again and Watson hit Will Fuller in the end zone for what was ruled a touchdown on the field.

Replays showed that Fuller lost the ball when he hit the ground, however, and the Vikings were able to escape with a win. The Texans are now 0-4 with a home game against the Jaguars on tap for next weekend.

The Vikings will move on to face Seattle and they’ll be hoping for the same kind of offensive balance that they had on Sunday. Dalvin Cook had 27 carries for 130 carries and two touchdowns to continue his strong start to the season and quarterback Kirk Cousins was 16-of-22 for 260 yards. He did most of his work with Adam Thielen — eight catches for 114 yards and a touchdown — and Justin Jefferson, who had four catches for 103 yards.

That’s two big games in a row for the first-round pick and that’s a promising sign that things could be moving in a better direction for the Vikings after a rough start to the season.

35 responses to “Texans get close, but Vikings hold on for 31-23 win

  1. Including the jets, these are the worst teams in all of football. Texans and Vikings have shocking bad defenses and offensive lines.

  2. Bill O is gonna trade Watson OFFERING 2 first rounders and a third for a 6th and 7th. Any takers?

  3. It was 31-29. To bad as we deserved to lose this game. Just a train wreck all over.

  4. The vikings are going to play themselves out of a top 10 pick if they play like this. Jefferson is the real deal.. my god if the packers would have got him. It be lights out with Aaron Rodgers

  5. The vikings are going to play themselves out of a top 10 pick if they play like this. Jefferson is the real deal.. my god if the packers would have got him. It be lights out with Aaron Rodgers
    —–
    Interesting to think about. Wonder if they would have taken him if he was still available. Would be a good one to have Monday night.

  6. Viking fans have been dead silent all year
    at work…now they beat a god awful Texans team and I’ll be hearing how good they are tomorrow and onand on…

  7. Apparently Jefferson is the next Jerry Rice already…u could’t win a Super Bowl with AP
    or Randy Moss in there prime…choke on that..

  8. You can’t question Watson, according to Stephen A Smith and his puppet max Kellerman, he is the greatest qb to ever live and you are a racist if you dare to disagree.

  9. Deshaun Watson is lost without Hopkins. Time to admit that O’Brien made a mistake trading their star receiver.

  10. The Vikings deserved to lose that game, but got lucky Fuller couldn’t secure the ball in the end zone. They’re still having a difficult time playing to win (instead of not to lose), and they haven’t figured out how to properly finish games this year.

  11. artic19 says:
    October 4, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Well, if the Texans wore green and puke yellow that last TD would have counted.
    _________

    Awww…….somebody’s triggered!
    skoLOL!!!!

  12. With the game in the line, the Vikings had Cook on the sidelines. With the game on the line and the Texans at the 5 yard line, they let 30 seconds run off the clock. The Vikings defense is horrible. Cook needs 150 and 2-3 TD’s every game, along with 30+ points, and they still might lose. I guess we could just focus on Jefferson. That’s good news.

  13. Didn’t get to watch the game yet but it sounds like the rookie WR is coming around. Develop those DBs, get Pierce and Hunter back next year, and there’s hope — for 2021.

  14. Packer fans can celebrate Dalvin Cook slow to get up again this week just like they cheered when they thought he was injured last week.

  15. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 4, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Packer fans can celebrate Dalvin Cook slow to get up again this week

    +++++

    If the Vikings need to give Cook 29 touches to beat the Texan, there is no need to worry about the Vikings. Or Cook. Irv Smith on the other hand…

  16. So, people are making fun of the Vikings for making what looks to be a good 1st round pick? Lol. I know we’re not going anywhere but I’m stoked to have Justin Jefferson.

  17. Wafflestomp says:
    October 4, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    artic19 says:
    October 4, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Well, if the Texans wore green and puke yellow that last TD would have counted.
    _________

    Awww…….somebody’s triggered!
    skoLOL!!!!
    ////////////

    Not a Vikings fan but I know how many zebras it takes for the Packers to get a win.
    btw, skoLOL was first posted on the official Vikings website.
    Not surprising though because the whole Packers organization has no originality.

  18. I have picked this Texans team every week other then the Baltimore game in Pickems. No more they continue to disappoint.

  19. Bill O’Brien is exhibit A as to why coaches should not always be GM’s.

    His deficiencies in both areas are glaringly obvious!!!

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