Adrian Peterson was held under 100 yards for the first time in his last eight games, but his teammates more than made up for it on Sunday afternoon as the Vikings shocked the Texans with a 23-6 victory in Houston. 

Houston scored three points on its opening drive, but were unable to move the ball much the rest of the game as Minnesota's defense held the No. 3 scoring offense in the NFL to only six points.

Now we come down to what we learned in this game.  Did the playoff picture become clearer for either team?  Who stepped up and made the big plays for each team?  Let's take a closer look.