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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Vikings 28, Texans 21

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

The only boos Sunday at the Metrodome came when Minnesota coach Brad Childress declined to run up the score, instead instructing quarterback Gus Frerotte to kneel twice from inside Houston's 5-yard line in the final minute of a 28-21 victory.

"That's how you do business," Childress said afterwards.

If that was the biggest gripe of Vikings fans, then it must have been a pretty good day for the home team. Frerotte threw for three touchdowns and wasn't at fault for his one interception, while Adrian Peterson overcame a slow start to finish with 139 rushing yards. The defense forced three turnovers and had five sacks, and at the season's midpoint the Vikings remain one game off the pace in the NFC North.

The Vikings will have another chance to prove they should be part of the division title conversation when Green Bay arrives in the Metrodome next Sunday. The boos should tell the story.