Week 16 Game Capsule: Vikings v. Texans

Oh, 'Dre. Is there anything you can't do? - Bob Levey

A look inside the history and numbers of Vikings-Texans as they prepare for their Week 16 showdown at Reliant Stadium on Sunday.

From NFL Communications, some stats and notes about Sunday's upcoming game between the Vikings and your Houston Texans...

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-6) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (12-2)

SERIES

VIKINGS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

2-0

STREAKS

2-0

COACHES VS. OPP.

Frazier: 0-0

Kubiak: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 36-22 at Rams

W 29-17 vs. Colts

LAST GAME

11/2/08: Texans 21 at Vikings 28. Minnesota QB Gus Frerotte throws 3 TD passes & RB Adrian Peterson rushes for 139 yards. Vikings defense forces 3 turnovers.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/10/04: Vikings 34, Texans 28 (OT). Minnesota QB Daunte Culpepper passes for 396 yards & 5 TDs, including game-winning 50-yard TD pass to WR Marcus Robinson.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 125 (Min.), 112 (Hou.). XM: 231 (Hou.).

STATS

PASSING

Ponder: 268-425-2,527-14-12-78.6

Schaub: 308-476-3,555-22-10-93.8

RUSHING

Peterson: 289-1,812 (1L)-6.3-11 (1C)

Foster: 325-1,313 (1C)-4.0-14 (1L)

RECEIVING

Rudolph (TE): 48-434-9.0-8

A. Johnson: 93 (3C)-1,360 (1C)-14.6-4

OFFENSE

328.3

386.8 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

-3

+15 (2L)

DEFENSE

357.7

325.9

SACKS

Allen: 9

Watt: 19.5 (T1L)

INTs

Smith (R), Winfield: 3

Jackson: 4 (T3C)

PUNTING

Kluwe: 44.7

Do. Jones: 46.8

KICKING

Walsh (R): 117 (30/30 PAT; 29/32 FG)

S. Graham: 122 (2C) (44/44 PAT; 26/32 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER has 98.6 rating in past 4 starts vs. AFC. Has 70.1 comp. pct. (101 of 144), 1,154 pass yards (288.5 per game) & 7 TDs in those 4…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has 100+ rush yards in team-record 8 games in row. Has 1,313 rush yards (164.1 per game), most in any 8-game span in single season in NFL history. Has 1,812 rush yards & only 3 players in NFL history had more through team’s 1st 14 games (JIM BROWN, WALTER PAYTON, O.J. SIMPSON). Needs 188 rush yards over final 2 games (94 per game) to reach 2,000. Has 14 career 150+ yard rush games, most by active player. Since 2007, leads NFL with 8,564 rush yards & 75 rush TDs…TE KYLE RUDOLPH has rec. TD in 3 of past 5. WR MICHAEL JENKINS had 2 rec. TDs in only game vs. Hou. (9/30/07 with Atl.)…DE JARED ALLEN has 41 sacks in past 39. Since entering NFL in 2004, has NFL-best 114 sacks. LB CHAD GREENWAY leads team with 140 tackles. Had sack in last game vs. Hou. Had sack last week. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had 29-yard INT-TD last week. Rookie S HARRISON SMITH ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs...

TEXANS: Have most wins in single-season in franchise history (12)…Since ’11, QB MATT SCHAUB has 19-5 record (.792), 2nd-best among NFL starting QBs (min. 10 starts). Has 13 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 105.6 passer rating at home this season…RB ARIAN FOSTER has NFL-best 14 rush TDs in ’12. Since ’10, Foster leads NFL in rush yards (4,153) & rush TDs (40)…WR ANDRE JOHNSON had 11 catches for 151 yards last week & now has 9 career games with at least 10 rec. & 150 yards, tied with TIM BROWN for 2nd-most in NFL history. HOFerJERRY RICE has most in league annals with 10 such games. In past 5, Johnson is averaging 152.6 rec. yards per game (763 total). Johnson (799) needs 1 rec. to reach 800 career…DE J.J. WATT (19.5) needs 3.5 sacks to surpass MICHAEL STRAHAN (22.5 in ’01) for most sacks in season…Rookie LB WHITNEY MERCILUS is tied for 1st among AFC rookies with 6 sacks…LB BRYAN BRAMAN blocked punt for 8-yard TD return last week.

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