Writer: Randy Gurzi
Game: Houston Texans (3-1) at Minnesota Vikings (4-1)
Outlook: The Texans struggled quite a bit with the Tennessee Titans which doesn’t bode well for them heading into Week 5. They make their first trip to U.S. Bank Stadium (which looks awesome by the way) to face the undefeated Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings lost quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and running back Adrian Peterson but still can’t seem to lose. Sam Bradford is an incredibly overrated quarterback, but he does do just enough in Minnesota to not lose the games.
The real strength of this team is their defense. Xavier Rhodes has slowed down Odell Beckham, Jr. and Kelvin Benjamin in recent weeks. After being held to one catch by the Titans, this isn’t who DeAndre Hopkins wanted to face.
Brock Osweiler has had his share of struggles as well, but his issues have extended over a couple week period rather than just against Tennessee. Turnovers are becoming the norm as he has six interceptions in four games this year. This is not the team to make mistakes against.
Unfortunately they’re just too solid on defense and the loss of J.J. Watt means the Texans defense will struggle to get the pressure they need. Minnesota wins this one, but Houston is still in first in the AFC South.
Final Score: Minnesota 24, Houston 10