In what is better known as the final audition for players hoping to make the final 53-man roster than a game with meaningful results, the Houston Texans held on to an early lead to stave off the Minnesota Vikings 28-24.
The first drive of the game spelled bad news for Vikings fans, as the Texans advanced 83 yards in under 3 minutes, propelled on the heels of a 52 yard play by third Houston running back Justin Forsett.
After that, several back-and-forths followed, without either team scoring until the middle of the 2nd quarter, when backup quarterback Joe Webb led the Vikings downfield to allow Blair Walsh to kick a 36 yard field goal. Walsh missed a 43 yard field goal in the first quarter, possibly because of a poor job by the holder, punter Chris Kluwe.
Joe Webb left the game after two quarters in favor of presumed third quarterback Sage Rosenfels, and finished the game with four completed passes out of seven attempts, although one of his throws was dropped by young receiver Stephen Burton. Webb also ran twice for 22 yards, and was sacked twice.