The Vikings lost 23-17 at Mall of America Field inside the Metrodome Saturday night.  The turning point in the game was when Gerald Sensabaugh blocked a Ryan Longwell kick and Alan Ball returned it for a touchdown.  Donavan McNabb played through 1 series in the 2nd half and had 164 yards passing on 12-18 with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.  His TD pass from a 49-yarder to Bernard Berrian in the first half.

Adrian Peterson ran for 81 yards on 14 carries and Berrian had 2 catches for 64 yards and a touchdown.  Michael Jenkins added 3 catches for 48 yards.  Joe Webb replaced McNabb at quarterback and had a 10-yard touchdown run.  Christian Ponder only played 2 series in the 4th quarter and was 3-8 passing for 60 yards.

The Vikings are 1-2 this preseason and will host Houston Thursday night at 7pm in their final preseason game, pregame on WJON at 6:00.