Vikings' next opponent: Houston

  • Updated: December 16, 2012 - 11:21 PM

 

HOUSTON (12-2)

The Texans clinched their first AFC South title Sunday, but questions linger after their lopsided 42-14 loss to the New England Patriots last Monday night.

TEXANS WEEK 15

Houston 29, Indianapolis 17

The Texans rebounded from the Patriots debacle as Andre Johnson had 151 receiving yards, Bryan Braman scored on a blocked punt, and Shayne Graham kicked five field goals.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

J.J. Watt, defensive tackle

Watt increased his AFC-leading sack total to 19 1/2 -- the league record for a season is 22 1/2 -- with three Sunday, and finished with 10 tackles. He also forced a fumble for the third consecutive game.

OUTLOOK

The Vikings need an upset to keep their playoff chances rosy, and probably the best they can hope for is a letdown by the playoff-bound Texans. It's still a long shot. Outlook: Horns down.

  • Week 1 Sept. 9 Jacksonville Win 26-23 (OT) Week 2 Sept. 16 at Indy Loss 23-20 Week 3 Sept. 23 San Fran. Win 24-13 Week 4 Sept. 30 at Detroit Win 20-13 Week 5 Oct. 7 Tennessee Win 30-7 Week 6 Oct. 14 at Washington Loss 38-26 Week 7 Oct. 21 Arizona Win 21-14 Week 8 Oct. 25 Tampa Bay Loss 36-17 Week 9 Nov. 4 at Seattle Loss 30-20 Week 10 Nov. 11 Detroit Win 34-24 Week 11 Nov. 18 Bye Week 12 Nov. 25 at Chicago Loss 28-10 Week 13 Dec. 2 at Green Bay Loss 23-14 Week 14 Dec. 9 Chicago Win 21-14 Week 15 Dec. 16 at St. Louis Win 36-22 Week 16 Dec. 23 at Houston Noon Ch. 9 Week 17 Dec. 30 Green Bay Noon Ch. 9
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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