Cook Has 2 TDs as Vikings Get 1st Win, 31-23 Over Texans
HOUSTON (AP) — Dalvin Cook ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns and the Minnesota Vikings withstood a late rally from the winless Houston Texans to get their first victory, 31-23.
The Texans cut the lead to 8 when Deshaun Watson connected with Kenny Stills on a 24-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-10 with about six minutes remaining.
Houston’s defense got a stop and Will Fuller made an acrobatic one-handed catch on fourth down for what was initially ruled a touchdown with about a minute left. But after a review it was determined that the ball hit the ground before Fuller gained control.
The Minnesota Vikings improved to 1-3. Houston, the two-time defending AFC South champion, fell to 0-4.
Kirk Cousins completed 16 of 22 for 260 yards and a touchdown. Adam Thielen had 8 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. Justin Jefferson had 4 catches for 103 yards.
The Vikings face the Seahawks next Sunday night in Seattle.