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Published December 23, 2012, 09:21 PM

Vikings 23 Texans 6

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- What a script the 2012 Minnesota Vikings are writing, the team was facing a must-win today against the top team in the AFC on the road.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- What a script the 2012 Minnesota Vikings are writing, the team was facing a must-win today against the top team in the AFC on the road.

And the playoff dark-horse answered the call, embarrassing the high powered offense of the Houston Texans. Adrian Peterson entering the game 294 yards shy of Erick Dickerson's single-season rushing record.

The Vikings defense holds Houston to just 6 points, it's the lowest point total for the Texans since 2006. And more importantly the Vikings control their playoff destiny.

Christian Ponder says, "The improvement we've shown from last year to this year. And the improvement we've shown throughout the whole season is exceptional. To come in to Houston, obviously a 12-2 team before this game, was big for us and trying to keep ourselves in the playoff hunt. We did that today and we're proud of what we did."

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