3 reasons the Vikings will beat the Texans on Sunday

The outside of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota
The outside of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota
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10 October, 2016

Dominance, though, is expected from Zimmer's preferred side of the football and when you consider what this defense did to the 2014 MVP Aaron Rodgers, his 2015 successor, Cam Newton, and a two-time Super Bowl victor in Eli Manning over three consecutive weeks, it was folly to expect a work in progress like Osweiler to do much with that unit. "We need to score more points", Osweiler said.

TEXANS defense operating without star defender J.J. Watt the rest of year is ranked first in passing yards allowed (162.5 ypg) but a lowly 27 vs. run (125.3 ypg) through 4 games. And while Diggs' potential absence is certainly not good news, Bradford did display the ability to spread the ball around last week with nine different receivers responsible for his 26 completions. But there's a good chance they will do it again this week. Atlanta is due to commit some turnovers and its defense has been breached more often than Democratic National Committee emails.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked about the challenges Fuller's speed presents.

In addition to three failed field goals, Walsh has missed two extra points. Turnovers and discipline are a big problem for the team.

FAST FACTS: Over the past 15 seasons, Texans WR Will Fuller is one of only four rookies to have both a touchdown reception and a punt-return touchdown in the same game. There's nobody more eager to have Brown back than Osweiler, who will work with Brown in a game for the first time on Sunday.

U.S. Bank Stadium gets so loud even its own players want the fans to be quiet
U.S. Bank Stadium gets so loud even its own players want the fans to be quiet

I've been hating on the Bears here lately and they actually won last week. "Just all smiles there". Of course, these guys' jobs are a lot easier when the defensive line is getting to the quarterback seemingly at will, but these players are no slouches. Osweiler then found tight end C.J. The first overall pick in the 2014 draft will start his fifth straight game on Sunday, which will be the first time in any of his National Football League seasons that he's played that many in a row. The Eagles have made an impressive turnaround, winning four straight, SU and ATS, and six of their past eight, ending a dismal 5-10 SU and ATS run that had dated back to December 2014.

Clemmings, who struggled at right tackle last season after Phil Loadholt was injured in the preseason, needs help to keep Bradford's blindside protected.

In Week 2, Matt Kalil's nagging hip injury required surgery that ended the left tackle's season, while running back Adrian Peterson went under the knife again to fix knee damage expected to sideline him at least through December. Smith is an incredibly versatile player who is at the heart of the coverage schemes for the team.

Sam Bradford isn't just the Minnesota Vikings' quarter-season MVP, he's the MVP of the entire National Football League. He wasn't sacked in the previous game.

Houston (3-1) will try to hand Minnesota (4-0) its first loss of the season. The Vikings beat Houston 28-21 at the Metrodome in 2008, behind three touchdown passes by Gus Frerotte and an end zone interception of Texans quarterback Sage Rosenfels.

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