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Minnesota Vikings At Houston Texans - Second Half Open Thread

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August 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb (14) hands off to fullback Matt Asiata (48) during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
August 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb (14) hands off to fullback Matt Asiata (48) during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

Can you feel the excitement?

It's been a relatively ugly first half for the Vikings. On the first drive, the Houston Texans went through the Vikings' defense like a hot knife through butter, capping a six-play, 83-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run by Justin Forsett to take the lead. After a missed field goal by Blair Walsh from 42 yards, the rookie from Georgia connected from 36 to cut the lead to 7-3 early in the second quarter.

The teams then exchanged long touchdowns, as rookie Devier Posey took an 80-yard touchdown pass from John Beck to the house to extend Houston's lead to 14-3. Sage Rosenfels then led the Vikings on the two-minute drill, finding Devin Aromashodu for a 58-yard score with about 30 seconds left in the half to give us our current score of 14-10.

Defense has really been optional for both teams thus far, as both teams are over 250 yards of offense already (Minnesota has 132 yards passing and 122 on the ground, while Houston has 146 passing yards and 105 rushing).

The second half is underway, ladies and gentlemen. Join us for the last half of football this pre-season!