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National Football League
BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Minnesota 31, Houston 23
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 4, 2020
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Brad Rogers
Attendance: 12102
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Minnesota 7107731
Houston 0610723
1st Quarter
1Q 15:00 Houston
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 15:00 31-D. Johnson rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 27 14:36 4-D. Watson pass to 88-J. Akins for 6 yards.
3 and 2 - HOU 33 13:57 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 18-R. Cobb.
4 and 2 - HOU 33 13:53 Punt formation. PENALTY on Houston, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 33 - No play.
4 and 7 - HOU 28 13:53 9-B. Anger punts 51 yards, fair catch by 17-K. Osborn.
1Q 13:45 Minnesota
1 and 10 - MIN 21 13:45 33-D. Cook rush for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 32 13:15 33-D. Cook rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - MIN 33 12:43 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 18 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 49 12:08 33-D. Cook rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 47 11:23 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 30-C. Ham.
3 and 8 - HOU 47 11:19 8-K. Cousins, sacked for 5 yards (59-W. Mercilus). PENALTY on Minnesota, Illegal Use of Hands (declined).
4 and 13 - MIN 48 10:58 2-B. Colquitt punts 37 yards, downed by 83-T. Conklin.
1Q 10:48 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 15 10:48 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 31-D. Johnson.
2 and 10 - HOU 15 10:43 31-D. Johnson rush for 4 yards.
3 and 6 - HOU 19 10:08 4-D. Watson, sacked for 7 yards (98-D. Wonnum).
4 and 13 - HOU 12 9:28 9-B. Anger punts 50 yards, 17-K. Osborn returns for 6 yards, ran out of bounds.
1Q 9:18 Minnesota
1 and 10 - MIN 44 9:18 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 29 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 27 8:36 33-D. Cook rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - HOU 26 7:51 8-K. Cousins pass to 33-D. Cook for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 15 7:10 33-D. Cook rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - HOU 9 6:29 25-A. Mattison rush for 2 yards.
3 and 2 - HOU 7 5:48 33-D. Cook rush for 2 yards.
1 and 5 - HOU 5 5:11 33-D. Cook rush for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5-D. Bailey extra point is GOOD.
MIN 7    HOU 0    Plays: 7    Possession: 4:13
1Q 5:05 Houston
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 5:05 31-D. Johnson rush for -1 yard.
2 and 11 - HOU 24 4:35 4-D. Watson pass to 15-W. Fuller V for 10 yards.
3 and 1 - HOU 34 4:07 31-D. Johnson rush for 5 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 39 3:41 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
2 and 10 - HOU 39 3:36 4-D. Watson rush for 2 yards, forced out of bounds.
3 and 8 - HOU 41 3:00 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 12-K. Stills.
4 and 8 - HOU 41 2:56 9-B. Anger punts 59 yards, touchback.
1Q 2:48 Minnesota
1 and 10 - MIN 20 2:48 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 19-A. Thielen.
2 and 10 - MIN 20 2:42 25-A. Mattison rush for 2 yards.
3 and 8 - MIN 22 2:00 8-K. Cousins rush for 2 yards.
4 and 6 - MIN 24 1:18 2-B. Colquitt punts 42 yards, 14-D. Carter returns for 5 yards, fumble by 14-D. Carter (forced fumble by 23-M. Boone), RECOVERED by 85-D. Chisena returned for no gain. PENALTY on Houston, Offensive Holding (declined).
1Q 1:07 Minnesota
1 and 10 - HOU 35 1:07 19-A. Thielen rush for 8 yards.
2 and 2 - HOU 27 0:27 33-D. Cook rush for 1 yard.
END QUARTER 1
2nd Quarter
Minnesota continued...
3 and 1 - HOU 26 15:00 33-D. Cook rush for 6 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 20 14:23 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 84-I. Smith Jr..
2 and 10 - HOU 20 14:16 33-D. Cook rush for 4 yards.
Minnesota timeout at 13:30
3 and 6 - HOU 16 13:30 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 3 yards.
4 and 3 - HOU 13 12:45 5-D. Bailey 31 yard field goal is GOOD.
MIN 10    HOU 0    Plays: 7    Possession: 3:22
2Q 12:41 Houston
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 12:41 4-D. Watson pass to 15-W. Fuller V for 8 yards.
2 and 2 - HOU 33 12:12 31-D. Johnson rush for 6 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 39 11:44 31-D. Johnson rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - HOU 44 11:13 31-D. Johnson rush for 4 yards.
3 and 1 - HOU 48 10:42 31-D. Johnson rush for 4 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 48 10:15 4-D. Watson pass to 25-D. Johnson for 15 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 33 9:38 25-D. Johnson rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - MIN 32 9:00 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 18-R. Cobb.
3 and 9 - MIN 32 8:56 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
4 and 9 - MIN 32 8:50 7-K. Fairbairn 50 yard field goal is GOOD.
MIN 10    HOU 3    Plays: 10    Possession: 3:51
2Q 8:46 Minnesota
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - MIN 25 8:46 8-K. Cousins pass to 82-K. Rudolph for 8 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 2 - MIN 33 8:17 33-D. Cook rush for 3 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 36 7:38 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 26 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 38 6:49 33-D. Cook rush for no gain.
2 and 10 - HOU 38 6:07 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 81-B. Johnson.
3 and 10 - HOU 38 6:01 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 8 yards.
4 and 2 - HOU 30 5:15 8-K. Cousins rush for 5 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 4:39 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 5 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 5 - HOU 20 3:57 33-D. Cook rush for 4 yards.
3 and 1 - HOU 16 3:13 30-C. Ham rush for 2 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 14 2:33 33-D. Cook rush for 7 yards.
Two minute warning
2 and 3 - HOU 7 2:00 33-D. Cook rush for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5-D. Bailey extra point is GOOD.
MIN 17    HOU 3    Plays: 12    Possession: 6:53
2Q 1:53 Houston
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 62 yards, 14-D. Carter returns for 29 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 32 1:47 25-D. Johnson rush for 8 yards.
2 and 2 - HOU 40 1:26 4-D. Watson pass to 88-J. Akins for 14 yards.
Houston timeout at 1:17
1 and 10 - MIN 46 1:17 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 12-K. Stills.
2 and 10 - MIN 46 1:13 4-D. Watson pass to 88-J. Akins for 26 yards. PENALTY on Minnesota, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 10 yards, enforced at MIN 20.
1 and 10 - MIN 10 1:05 4-D. Watson, sacked for no gain (91-Y. Ngakoue).
2 and 10 - MIN 10 0:42 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 18-R. Cobb.
3 and 10 - MIN 10 0:35 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 25-D. Johnson.
4 and 10 - MIN 10 0:30 7-K. Fairbairn 28 yard field goal is GOOD.
MIN 17    HOU 6    Plays: 8    Possession: 1:23
2Q 0:27 Minnesota
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - MIN 25 0:27 25-A. Mattison rush for 3 yards.
END QUARTER 2
3rd Quarter
3Q 15:00 Minnesota
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 62 yards, 17-K. Osborn returns for 20 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 23 14:56 33-D. Cook rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - MIN 27 14:21 8-K. Cousins, sacked for 5 yards (59-W. Mercilus).
3 and 11 - MIN 22 13:41 8-K. Cousins pass to 33-D. Cook for 5 yards.
4 and 6 - MIN 27 12:57 2-B. Colquitt punts 46 yards, fair catch by 14-D. Carter.
3Q 12:49 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 27 12:49 4-D. Watson pass to 18-R. Cobb for 13 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 40 12:25 4-D. Watson pass to 87-D. Fells for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - HOU 47 12:00 4-D. Watson rush for 5 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - MIN 48 11:29 31-D. Johnson rush for 3 yards.
2 and 7 - MIN 45 10:54 4-D. Watson pass to 25-D. Johnson for 6 yards, forced out of bounds.
3 and 1 - MIN 39 10:18 31-D. Johnson rush for 15 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - MIN 24 9:52 4-D. Watson pass to 15-W. Fuller V for 24 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is GOOD.
MIN 17    HOU 13    Plays: 7    Possession: 3:02
3Q 9:47 Minnesota
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - MIN 25 9:47 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 39 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 36 9:08 33-D. Cook rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 34 8:24 33-D. Cook rush for 7 yards.
3 and 1 - HOU 27 7:39 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 19-A. Thielen. PENALTY on Minnesota, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at HOU 27 - No play.
3 and 11 - HOU 37 7:32 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 18-J. Jefferson.
4 and 11 - HOU 37 7:29 5-D. Bailey 55 yard field goal is NO GOOD.
3Q 7:24 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 45 7:24 31-D. Johnson rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - HOU 49 6:59 4-D. Watson pass to 15-W. Fuller V for 43 yards.
1 and 8 - MIN 8 6:26 4-D. Watson pass incomplete.
2 and 8 - MIN 8 6:21 31-D. Johnson rush for 1 yard.
3 and 7 - MIN 7 5:40 4-D. Watson pass incomplete.
4 and 7 - MIN 7 5:33 7-K. Fairbairn 25 yard field goal is GOOD.
MIN 17    HOU 16    Plays: 6    Possession: 1:51
3Q 5:30 Minnesota
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - MIN 25 5:30 33-D. Cook rush for 13 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - MIN 38 4:57 33-D. Cook rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - MIN 40 4:15 8-K. Cousins, sacked for 2 yards (96-P. Hall).
3 and 10 - MIN 38 3:31 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 23 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 39 2:48 8-K. Cousins pass to 82-K. Rudolph for 19 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 20 2:15 33-D. Cook rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - HOU 14 1:30 33-D. Cook rush for 5 yards.
1 and 9 - HOU 9 0:46 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 9 yards, TOUCHDOWN. PENALTY on Houston, Defensive Holding (declined).
5-D. Bailey extra point is GOOD.
MIN 24    HOU 16    Plays: 8    Possession: 4:49
3Q 0:41 Houston
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 0:41 31-D. Johnson rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 27 0:08 4-D. Watson pass to 15-W. Fuller V for 4 yards.
END QUARTER 3
4th Quarter
Houston continued...
3 and 4 - HOU 31 15:00 4-D. Watson rush for 1 yard.
4 and 3 - HOU 32 14:17 9-B. Anger punts 41 yards, fair catch by 17-K. Osborn.
4Q 14:10 Minnesota
1 and 10 - MIN 27 14:10 33-D. Cook rush for 3 yards.
2 and 7 - MIN 30 13:37 33-D. Cook rush for 1 yard.
3 and 6 - MIN 31 12:54 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 25 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 44 12:14 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 25 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 19 11:27 33-D. Cook rush for 15 yards.
1 and 4 - HOU 4 10:54 25-A. Mattison rush for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5-D. Bailey extra point is GOOD.
MIN 31    HOU 16    Plays: 6    Possession: 3:20
4Q 10:50 Houston
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 64 yards, 14-D. Carter returns for 22 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 23 10:46 25-D. Johnson rush for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - HOU 30 10:17 4-D. Watson pass to 87-D. Fells for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 44 9:53 25-D. Johnson rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 46 9:18 4-D. Watson pass to 15-W. Fuller V for 19 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 35 8:45 31-D. Johnson rush for 6 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 4 - MIN 29 8:21 4-D. Watson pass incomplete. PENALTY on Minnesota, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at MIN 29 - No play.
1 and 10 - MIN 24 8:13 31-D. Johnson rush for 4 yards. PENALTY on Houston, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at MIN 24 - No play.
1 and 20 - MIN 34 7:56 4-D. Watson, sacked for 7 yards (91-Y. Ngakoue), fumble by 4-D. Watson, RECOVERED by 4-D. Watson returned for 2 yards.
2 and 23 - MIN 37 7:24 4-D. Watson pass to 25-D. Johnson for no gain.
3 and 23 - MIN 37 6:41 4-D. Watson pass to 31-D. Johnson for 13 yards.
4 and 10 - MIN 24 5:59 4-D. Watson pass to 12-K. Stills for 24 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is GOOD.
MIN 31    HOU 23    Plays: 9    Possession: 4:58
4Q 5:52 Minnesota
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 62 yards, 17-K. Osborn returns for 20 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 23 5:48 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - MIN 30 5:04 33-D. Cook rush for 3 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 33 4:20 33-D. Cook rush for 9 yards.
2 and 1 - MIN 42 3:33 25-A. Mattison rush for 2 yards.
Houston timeout at 3:22
1 and 10 - MIN 44 3:22 25-A. Mattison rush for no gain.
Houston timeout at 3:15
2 and 10 - MIN 44 3:15 25-A. Mattison rush for 4 yards.
Houston timeout at 3:10
3 and 6 - MIN 48 3:10 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 19-A. Thielen.
4 and 6 - MIN 48 3:04 2-B. Colquitt punts 41 yards, 14-D. Carter returns for 13 yards.
4Q 2:53 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 24 2:53 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
2 and 10 - HOU 24 2:49 25-D. Johnson rush for 6 yards.
3 and 4 - HOU 30 2:27 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 15-W. Fuller V. PENALTY on Minnesota, Defensive Pass Interference, 11 yards, enforced at HOU 30 - No play.
1 and 10 - HOU 41 2:22 4-D. Watson rush for 1 yard, forced out of bounds.
2 and 9 - HOU 42 2:13 4-D. Watson pass to 18-R. Cobb for 23 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - MIN 35 2:06 4-D. Watson pass to 12-K. Stills for 15 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - MIN 20 2:01 4-D. Watson pass to 31-D. Johnson for 16 yards.
Two minute warning
1 and 4 - MIN 4 1:54 31-D. Johnson rush for 3 yards.
2 and 1 - MIN 1 1:26 31-D. Johnson rush for no gain.
Minnesota timeout at 1:18
3 and 1 - MIN 1 1:18 4-D. Watson, fumble by 4-D. Watson, aborted, RECOVERED by 31-D. Johnson returned for no gain.
Minnesota timeout at 1:15
4 and 5 - MIN 5 1:15 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 15-W. Fuller V. Official challenged the ruling, and the play was REVERSED, 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 15-W. Fuller V.
4Q 1:12 Minnesota
1 and 10 - MIN 5 1:12 8-K. Cousins kneels for -1 yard.
2 and 11 - MIN 4 0:38 8-K. Cousins kneels for -1 yard.
END OF GAME
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