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Turning point: Goal-line grit

Fred Evans (Bruce Kluckhohn/US Presswire)

The Vikings had a 16-3 lead late in the third quarter when the Texans were knocking at the door of the end zone. They only needed a foot for a touchdown, but had to settle for Shayne Graham's foot instead.

There are times in an NFL season when there is a defining moment. The Vikings may have had theirs in a critical goal-line stand late in the third quarter that created a much-needed turning point of the game. With 5:43 remaining in the third quarter, the Vikings led 16-3 and the Houston Texans fans were getting restless. With Arian Foster on the sidelines because of what turned out to be an... Recommended Stories