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    Last Game v Texans

    The last time the Vikings and Texans met was on October 10, 2004,
    the only other matchup between the two teams since Houston entered
    the league in 2002. The Vikings won that game 34-28 in overtime in front
    of 70,718 people at Reliant Stadium and moved to 3-1 on the season,
    which was the last year the Vikings went to the playoffs.
    In that fi rst game, the Vikings started fi ve rookies - T Nat Dorsey,
    RB Mewelde Moore, TE Richard Owens, DE Kenechi Udeze and LB
    Dontarrious Thomas. After taking a 21-0 lead early in the third quarter
    the Vikings allowed the Texans to tie the game at 28 with under two
    minutes remaining. The Vikings would need a 50-yard TD pass from QB
    Daunte Culpepper to WR Marcus Robinson to win in overtime.
    Vikings Offense
    The Vikings offense, led by Culpepper, exploded for 510 total yards
    on the day, including 388 in the air. Culpepper, who was named Fed Ex
    Air Player of the Week for his performance, completed 36-of-50 passes
    for 396 yards and fi ve touchdowns. He became the fi rst Vikings quarterback
    to have two games in the same season with fi ve or more touchdown
    passes. His fi rst fi ve-touchdown performance came just three weeks
    prior, when he threw for 242 yards and fi ve TDs against the Cowboys.
    Culpepper’s favorite target on the day was Robinson, who fi nished
    with nine catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns. Robinson’s 50-yard
    TD catch capped off his already impressive performance. WR Randy
    Moss also hauled in a 50-yard TD catch and fi nished with fi ve catches
    for 90 yards and two scores. For Moss, it was his 100th consecutive
    game with a reception, which ranked third in team history. Rookie RB
    Mewelde Moore caught 12 passes for 90 yards. That mark ranked tied
    for second in team history by a running back and set a team record for
    most receptions by a rookie. Moore also rushed 20 times for 92 yards
    while Culpepper scrambled six times for 30 yards.
    Vikings Defense
    On the other side of the ball, the Vikings collected 4.0 sacks of
    Texans QB David Carr. DT Chris Hovan, DT Kevin Williams, and DE
    Lance Johnstone all notched 1.0, while DE Kenny Mixon and DT
    Steve Martin each received half a sack. DBs Antoine Winfi eld and
    Brian Williams led the team with nine tackles each. Rookie LB Dontarrious
    Thomas and S Brian Russell also had seven tackles apiece.
    Vikings Special Teams
    P Darren Bennett punted eight times for 325 yards (40.6 avg.),
    including three that landed inside the Texans 20-yard line. WR Nate Burleson
    returned two punts for 17 yards and two kickoffs for 51 yards while
    fellow WR Kelly Campbell also returned two kickoffs for 41 yards.

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    Re: Last Game v Texans

    ugh i miss lance johnstone. he was a solid pass rusher for us

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    Re: Last Game v Texans

    I actually went to that game.
    It was a helluva game, though admittedly, if the Vikings had any defense that year, it would never have got to overtime.

    Andre Johnson was a beast in that game, and is the main player I'm worried about this time.

    I m like a Ja Rule poster, cause I'm off the wall.

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    Re: Last Game v Texans

    That was a pretty memorable game.

    Mewelde Moore was awesome.

    Andre Johnson was awesome.

    We were leading but they came back and tied it.

    Marcus Robinson dropped what would have been a sure TD in overtime.

    The Vikings did the exact same play again and this time Robinson caught it.
    "There is good and there is evil. And evil must be punished. Even in the face of Armageddon I will not compromise."

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