NFL: Houston 28, Minnesota 24

Aug. 31, 2012 at 1:07 AM

HOUSTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- John Beck's 80-yard touchdown pass to DeVier Posey highlighted a night of big plays Thursday and launched Houston to a 28-24 win over Minnesota.

There were five touchdown plays of 58 yards or more and the teams combined for 914 yards of offense -- 562 of them produced by the Vikings.

Posey's touchdown catch gave Houston a 14-3 lead and the Texans stayed in front thanks in part to a 76-yard punt return early in the third quarter by Trindon Holliday.

After a second-period field goal, Minnesota scored on a 58-yard pass from Sage Rosenfels to Devin Aromashodu, a 59-yard throw from McLeod Bethel-Thompson to Jarius Wright and a 76-yard run by Jordan Todman.

Houston's Justin Forsett ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns while Beck completed 6-of-10 for 149 yards.

Bethel-Thompson had 193 passing yards and Rosenfels added 111.

Houston (3-1 in exhibition play) will open its season at home against Miami. Minnesota (1-3) will host Jacksonville in its opener.

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