1: Continue to protect the football
There has been a lot of emphasis placed on the smothering defense of the Minnesota Vikings, but there is one very impressive part of the Minnesota Vikings that has mostly gone under the radar.
Through 4 weeks of the NFL season, the Vikings have only given the ball away once. That makes them the second best in that respect, as the Philadelphia Eagles are the only team in the league that has yet to turn the ball over.
Interestingly enough, that one fumble happened on defense, as Andrew Sendejo attempted to return a Green Bay Packers fumble during week 2, meaning that the Minnesota offense has yet to throw an interception or lose a fumble.
This efficiency will be key against a disciplined Houston Texans defense that has been known to take advantage of opportunities in the past, and should be able to do so even without their star players on the field.