Houston Texans Schedule 2020: The toughest stretch of games this season

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Houston Texans News: Always tough Vikings are Week 4 opponent

The first month of the NFL season ends a four-game stretch to start the year on the Texans schedule that includes a Week 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings in Houston. At least for the Texans, their first four games of the season alternate between home and away, but again, the level of opponent is second to none.

In this contest, the Vikings usually have a defense with players such as Danielle Hunter at defensive end, Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks at linebacker, and their secondary has players such as Mike Hughes, Harrison Smith and rookie Jeff Gladney, who are all first-round picks at some point.

The Vikings offense has Kirk Cousins at quarterback , but even more importantly the players to watch on that part of the roster are Adam Thielan and rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson, plus there is Kyle Rudolph at tight end, and Dalvin Cook at running back.

Though the Vikings are not quite the level of the Chiefs and Ravens, they are still a solid team with an excellent roster, so the Texans can’t take them lightly after the big games in the previous three weeks.

Though every week in the NFL isn’t a walk in the park and the players are the best in the world at their sport, these first four games of all non-division meetings for the Texans, when all combined week-after-week, makes for the toughest part of their schedule, especially early in the season.

The Texans can’t take any team lightly, but they must be at the top of their game, and even more so, stay healthy and on the field if they want a chance to have a good start to the season.

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A couple years ago a slow start happened, but the Texans ended up in the playoffs, but why have that type of added pressure again? The Texans really need to prove to themselves that can in fact win and compete in the tough regular-season games.