The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up their 2012 preseason schedule on Thursday night against the Houston Texans. Houston emerged with the 28-24 victory. In the fourth preseason game, players are typically fighting for spots on the back end of NFL rosters, so the fact that the Vikings trailed for most of the contest doesn't really mean too much going forward.
On a high note, Minnesota produced 562 total yards of offense on Thursday night. Backup running back Jordan Todman rushed for 114 yards on 10 carries, including a 76 yard scamper for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Sage Rosenfels looked strong behind center, completing 7-11 passes for 111 yards and one touchdown. Meanwhile, Joe Webb managed to post 47 passing yards on 4-7 passing and Jarius Wright led the way for receivers with six receptions for 122 yards and a TD.
On the other side of the ball, the Vikings did give up some big plays. John Beck and DeVier Posey connected for an 80-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to put the Texans up 14-3 and preseason star Trindon Holliday pulled off an electric punt return for a 76-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. With the preseason behind them, the Vikings now need to make their final cuts and prepare for the rapidly approaching season opener.
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