Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
The revival of the Vikings and AP, along with the schizophrenic unpredictability of a Texans "whole" game O and D performance over the past 5 games.........
-7.5 is a good line for this game. The Vikings are all about the running game, which is featuring a guy who has an honest to god shot at breaking Dickerson's record. Unfortunately the QB is so inept that he can't take real advantage of having Peterson in his backfield. Kyle Rudolph is a fairly good TE, and after that their offensive line is Matt Kalil being real good while the other guys are decentish but not world beating.
Their defense is Jared Allen and Kevin Williams on the line, some decent linebackers and inconsistent secondary play. The Texans can lose this game sure, but it would probably end up being on them with bad turnovers and really sloppy defensive play in order for that to happen. If they play their game and force Ponder into some bad mistakes, then they can grab a 10 point lead and just sit on it through the second half. If they lead by more than that it can easily spell doom for the Vikes.
The Texans two bad losses this year were because some really great QB's had some really great games. They have made all of their money this season making QB's just like Christian Ponder look terrible.