The Vikings were expected to struggle greatly this week, as the Texans represent the AFC’s best, but they made it look easy as they cruised to victory.
A number of individual performances contributed to the win, but none really stand far out above the rest, so now you have the tough task of casting a single vote for this week’s VT game ball.
Here are your nominees:
CHRISTIAN PONDER: 16 of 30 for 174 yards and a touchdown. Seven runs for 48 yards.
ADRIAN PETERSON: 25 runs for 86 yards. One catch for 4 yards.
JARIUS WRIGHT: Five catches for 53 yards. One run for 8 yards.
BLAIR WALSH: Three for three on field goals (56, 41, 39) and two extra points.
HARRISON SMITH: Seven tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble.
ANTOINE WINFIELD: Five tackles, one sack.
JASPER BRINKLEY: Three tackles, one forced fumble.