The Houston Texans (3-1) travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings (4-0), our staff writers give their gut predictions on the game
The Texans have a tough one coming up. After a narrow win over the Tennessee Titans, they will face one of their tougher opponents in Week 5, the Minnesota Vikings.
Minnesota is 4-0 on the season, and they’ve been making it look easy. The reason for that is their shutout defense that makes life miserable for opponents. They have stellar corners and a pass rush that’s as good as any in the NFL.
The good news for Houston is that their offense can be stagnant at times, especially with running back Adrian Peterson out of the lineup. This is a huge benefit for the team that’s missing their face-of-the-franchise as well, defensive end J.J. Watt.
Houston’s defense will need to be strong in this game, but the offense really is the key. If Brock Osweiler plays quarterback against Minnesota like he did against Tennessee of New England, this could be an ugly game.
If the big-armed quarterback can protect the ball and make some solid throws, Houston could have a chance.
So how will it shake out? That’s exactly the question our writers here at the Toro Times are going to try and answer!