5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans – Week 4

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This game will destroy the over

Looking around several betting lines, Sunday’s game is projected to produce a total of around 54.5 points. After watching the Vikings and Texans for the first three weeks, there’s a good chance that this could be a higher scoring affair.

Both Houston and Minnesota come into Week 4 allowing over 30 points per game. In addition, both teams have the talent available to light up the scoreboard. While Deshaun Watson hasn’t worked his magic yet, Sunday could be an easier challenge that could be used to awaken his weapons.

But that doesn’t mean the Vikings can’t put up points either. Even though their 25 points per game might be inflated by a 34-point effort in Week 1, Minnesota looked like a more efficient group in Week 3.

Mix in another big game for Dalvin Cook and there’s a good chance both teams could hit their averages and turn this into the NFL’s shootout of the week.