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Sunday, October 9, the Houston Texans play visitor to the Minnesota Vikings. The game, to be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is slated for a 1:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on CBS. Read on for our Texans vs. Vikings preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Minnesota wins the matchup between the two teams 71.4% of the time. The spread, via Oddsshark, favors the Vikings as well.
Spread: Vikings -6
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Texans vs. Vikings preview:
The now 4-0 Vikings are fresh off of a dominant 24-10 win over the Giants on Monday night. The Texans improved to 3-1 last week as they topped the Titans 27-20. The three teams the Texans have beaten this year (Tennessee, Kansas City and Chicago) have a combined record of just 4-8.
Brock Osweiler led the charge for the Texans last week going 25-for-37 in the air for 254 yards and two touchdowns. His favorite target was Will Fuller V who had seven catches for 81 yards and a score. Running back Lamar Miller picked up 81 yards on the ground as well.
For Minnesota, Sam Bradford was strong in the pocket going 26-for-36 through the air for 262 yards and one touchdown. Wide out Charles Johnson had just two catches for the Vikings but collected 70 yards.
Minnesota has figured out to win games despite averaging the second fewest yards per game with just 290.5. Houston's offense sits 25th in the NFL with 334.5 yards per contest.
Mike Zimmer is in his third year as head coach of the Vikings. He holds a 22-14 record at the helm of the Vikings.
Bill O’Brien is in his third season at the helm of the Texans and brings a 21-15 record into this weekend’s game.
Texans vs. Vikings prediction:
After Minnesota and its defense did to the Giants on Monday Night Football, it's tough to go against them in this one. It truly is a home-field advantage in Minneapolis as well. If Bradford continues to manage games like he has been, the Vikings could be looking to match that same 11-5 mark they had a year ago.
Vikings 24, Texans 13
Stats via ESPN.