The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Houston Texans, 31-13 at US Bank Stadium. The team is clearly making a statement that they should be considered the best team in the NFL
Led by their defense, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Houston Texans 31-13. The Texans were 3-1 entering the game, and boasted a good defense to go along with an explosive offense. The Texans are a good team, but the Vikings proved they were the superior team on Sunday.
The Vikings offense was able to put up 351 yards against the Texans, which is the most given up by them this season. Sam Bradford had another great game, completing 22 of 30 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings gave plenty of carries to both Jerick McKinnon (20 carries, 36 yards) and Matt Asiata (14 carries, 55 yards). It wasn’t a great day for the ground game, as the team combined for only 2.6 yards per carry.
While the Vikings offense had a good day, the defense and special teams were once again phenomenal. The Texans were held to only 214 yards, which is their lowest total of the year so far. The Vikings defensive line was back to their usual self, sacking Brock Osweiler four times and getting another 13 hits on the Texans quarterback. Minnesota was also stout against the run. Lamar Miller, who was averaging nearly 88 yards per game, had only 20 yards for the day.