Caleb King ran for 62 yards and two scores 0 preseason-concluding victory over the Houston Texans.
Following a scoreless first quarter, 12th overall pick Christian Ponder opened the onslaught with a five-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph. Ponder completed 10-of-16 passes for 83 yards, while de facto starter Joe Webb went 5-of-6 for 43 yards.
Alexander Robinson also had a rushing touchdown for the Vikings, who open the regular season September 11 at San Diego.
Matt Leinart took the majority of the snaps for the Texans, completing 13- of-16 passed for 145 yards. T.J. Yates threw for 77 yards and an interception on 6-of-13 passing.
They open the regular season on September 11 at home against the potentially Peyton Manning-less Colts.