Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
National Football League
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Minnesota 31, Houston 23
Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:00 PM
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 4, 2020
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Brad Rogers
Attendance: 12102
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Minnesota 7107731
Houston 0610723
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:05
Minnesota TD Houston 0 - Minnesota 7
Dalvin Cook 5 yd. run (Dan Bailey kick)
2nd Quarter - 12:41
Minnesota FG Houston 0 - Minnesota 10
Dan Bailey 31 yd. field goal
2nd Quarter - 8:46
Houston FG Houston 3 - Minnesota 10
Ka'imi Fairbairn 50 yd. field goal
2nd Quarter - 1:53
Minnesota TD Houston 3 - Minnesota 17
Dalvin Cook 7 yd. run (Dan Bailey kick)
2nd Quarter - 0:27
Houston FG Houston 6 - Minnesota 17
Ka'imi Fairbairn 28 yd. field goal
3rd Quarter - 9:47
Houston TD Houston 13 - Minnesota 17
Will Fuller V 24 yd. pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick)
3rd Quarter - 5:30
Houston FG Houston 16 - Minnesota 17
Ka'imi Fairbairn 25 yd. field goal
3rd Quarter - 0:41
Minnesota TD Houston 16 - Minnesota 24
Adam Thielen 9 yd. pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Bailey kick)
4th Quarter - 10:50
Minnesota TD Houston 16 - Minnesota 31
Alexander Mattison 4 yd. run (Dan Bailey kick)
4th Quarter - 5:52
Houston TD Houston 23 - Minnesota 31
Kenny Stills 24 yd. pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick)
TEAMS
Team Stats
  Minnesota Houston
1st Downs 24 20
Rushing 14 5
Passing 10 12
Penalty 0 3
3rd Down Conversions 5-12 3-12
4th Down Conversions 1-1 1-2
Punts-Average 4-41.5 4-50.3
Return Yards 46 65
Punts-Returns 1-6 2-14
Kickoffs-Returns 2-40 2-51
Int-Returns 0-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 4-36 2-15
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-1
Time of Possession 36:31 23:29
Total Net Yards 410 386
Total Plays 65 62
Average Gain 6.3 6.2
Net Yards Rushing 162 96
Rushes 40 26
Average/Rush 4.0 3.7
Net Yards Passing 248 290
Comp-Att 16-22 20-33
Yards/Pass 9.9 8.1
Sacked-Yards Lost 3-12 3-10
Had Intercepted 0 0
Touchdowns 4 2
Rushing 3 0
Passing 1 2
Other 0 0
Extra Points 4-4 2-2
Field Goals 1-2 3-3
Red Zone Efficiency 4-5-80% 0-3-0%
Goal To Go Efficiency 3-3-100% 0-3-0%
Safeties 0 0
PLAYER STATS
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Cousins 16/22 260 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD LG
D. Cook 27 130 4.8 2 15
A. Mattison 7 17 2.4 1 4
A. Thielen 1 8 8.0 0 8
K. Cousins 4 5 1.2 0 5
C. Ham 1 2 2.0 0 2
Receiving
  TAR REC YDS AVG TD LG
A. Thielen 10 8 114 14.2 1 39
J. Jefferson 5 4 103 25.8 0 29
K. Rudolph 2 2 27 13.5 0 19
D. Cook 2 2 16 8.0 0 11
B. Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0
I. Smith Jr. 1 0 0 0 0 0
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
No interceptions
Sacks
  NO. YDS
Y. Ngakoue 2.0 3.0
D. Wonnum 1.0 7.0
Tackles
  Tk Ast
E. Kendricks 7 5
Y. Ngakoue 5 0
J. Gladney 5 0
C. Dantzler 4 0
G. Iloka 4 1
A. Harris 3 2
E. Wilson 3 6
I. Odenigbo 1 0
D. Wonnum 1 0
J. Johnson 1 1
T. Davis 1 1
H. Hill 1 2
H. Smith 1 2
S. Stephen 1 2
Fumbles
  NO.
No fumbles
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Watson 20/33 300 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD LG
D. Johnson 16 63 3.9 0 15
D. Johnson 5 24 4.8 0 8
D. Watson 5 9 1.8 0 5
Receiving
  TAR REC YDS AVG TD LG
W. Fuller V 7 6 108 18.0 1 43
J. Akins 3 3 46 15.3 0 26
K. Stills 4 2 39 19.5 1 24
R. Cobb 5 2 36 18.0 0 23
D. Johnson 3 2 29 14.5 0 16
D. Fells 2 2 21 10.5 0 14
D. Johnson 4 3 21 7.0 0 15
B. Cooks 3 0 0 0 0 0
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
No interceptions
Sacks
  NO. YDS
W. Mercilus 2.0 10.0
P. Hall 1.0 2.0
Fumbles
  NO.
D. Carter 1
D. Watson 2