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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Minnesota 23, Houston 6
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 23, 2012
Where: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: John Parry
Attendance: 71688
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Minnesota 763723
Houston 30306
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:50
Houston FG Houston 3 - Minnesota 0
Shayne Graham 51 yd. field goal
1st Quarter - 6:19
Minnesota TD Houston 3 - Minnesota 7
Kyle Rudolph 3 yd. pass from Christian Ponder (Blair Walsh kick)
2nd Quarter - 8:15
Minnesota FG Houston 3 - Minnesota 10
Blair Walsh 56 yd. field goal
2nd Quarter - 0:37
Minnesota FG Houston 3 - Minnesota 13
Blair Walsh 41 yd. field goal
3rd Quarter - 11:31
Minnesota FG Houston 3 - Minnesota 16
Blair Walsh 39 yd. field goal
3rd Quarter - 0:26
Houston FG Houston 6 - Minnesota 16
Shayne Graham 33 yd. field goal
4th Quarter - 4:44
Minnesota TD Houston 6 - Minnesota 23
Toby Gerhart 3 yd. run (Blair Walsh kick)
TEAMS
Team Stats
  Minnesota Houston
1st Downs 22 11
Rushing 11 1
Passing 8 8
Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Conversions 9-18 1-11
4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0
Punts-Average 4-45.5 7-50.4
Return Yards 104 100
Punts-Returns 6-50 2-16
Kickoffs-Returns 2-54 4-84
Int - Returns 0-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 5-52 9-60
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2
Time of Possession 34:46 25:14
Total Net Yards 345 187
Total Plays 73 53
Average Gain 4.7 3.5
Net Yards Rushing 174 34
Rushes 42 16
Average/Rush 4.1 2.1
Net Yards Passing 171 153
Comp-Att 16-30 18-33
Yards/Pass 5.5 4.1
Sacked-Yards Lost 1-3 4-25
Had Intercepted 0 0
Touchdowns 2 0
Rushing 1 0
Passing 1 0
Other 0 0
Extra Points 2-2 0-0
Field Goals 3-3 2-2
Red Zone Efficiency 2-4-50% 0-1-0%
Goal To Go Efficiency 2-2-100% 0-1-0%
Safeties 0 0
PLAYER STATS
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Ponder 16/30 174 1 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Schaub 18/32 178 0 0
T. Yates 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD LG
A. Peterson 25 86 3.4 0 21
C. Ponder 7 48 6.9 0 29
T. Gerhart 8 31 3.9 1 6
J. Wright 1 8 8.0 0 8
M. Asiata 1 1 1.0 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD LG
B. Tate 4 17 4.2 0 13
A. Foster 10 15 1.5 0 8
J. Forsett 1 4 4.0 0 4
T. Yates 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2
Receiving
  TAR REC YDS AVG TD LG
J. Wright 9 5 53 10.6 0 21
M. Jenkins 3 2 41 20.5 0 32
K. Rudolph 6 3 39 13.0 1 27
J. Simpson 5 4 32 8.0 0 17
T. Gerhart 2 1 5 5.0 0 5
A. Peterson 2 1 4 4.0 0 4
D. Aromashodu 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Carlson 2 0 0 0 0 0
Receiving
  TAR REC YDS AVG TD LG
A. Johnson 10 7 97 13.9 0 19
O. Daniels 7 3 27 9.0 0 14
A. Foster 3 2 14 7.0 0 11
G. Graham 2 2 14 7.0 0 12
K. Walter 3 1 12 12.0 0 12
J. Casey 1 1 6 6.0 0 6
D. Posey 6 1 6 6.0 0 6
B. Tate 1 1 2 2.0 0 2
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
No interceptions
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
No interceptions
Sacks
  NO. YDS
J. Allen 2.0 11.0
F. Evans 1.0 14.0
H. Smith 1.0 0.0
Sacks
  NO. YDS
J. Watt 1.0 3.0
Tackles
  TK Ast
G. Quin 9 1
A. Smith 5 0
J. Joseph 5 0
B. Reed 4 0
T. Dobbins 4 1
D. Manning 4 1
J. Watt 3 0
K. Jackson 3 1
B. James 3 2
D. Sharpton 2 0
B. Harris 2 1
C. Barwin 2 1
J. Crick 1 0
S. Keo 1 0
E. Mitchell 1 0
B. Ruud 0 1
W. Mercilus 0 1
Tackles For Loss
  NO.
J. Allen 2.0
C. Greenway 1.0
K. Williams 1.0
E. Griffen 1.0
A. Winfield 1.0
F. Evans 1.0
Tackles For Loss
  NO.
G. Quin 3.0
B. Reed 2.0
J. Watt 2.0
Fumbles
  NO.
C. Ponder 1
Fumbles
  NO.
T. Yates 2
A. Foster 1