4 reasons why the Vikings will beat the Texans in Week 4

(Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) Dalvin Cook
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Newfound offensive competence

The Vikings lost to the Colts in Week 2, and it was a display of utter offensive futility (outside of the first drive of the game). Time-of-possession woes were plaguing offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak’s bunch to the extent the team was possessing the ball about one-third of the time.

Minnesota snapped out of those doldrums against the Titans rather defiantly. The Vikings notched a time-of-possession mark north of 28 points and probably should have won the game with a tad bit more of defensive playmaking. Dalvin Cook had a career outing, and Justin Jefferson earned his rookie wings.

It’s quite evident that Jefferson is now the bonafide WR2 in Kubiak’s offense. With his jet-like pizazz, Minnesota should reestablish its offensive sanity and pick apart a Texans defense that currently ranks 29th in the NFL in points allowed. Additionally, a lot of the Week 4 damage done by the Vikings offense can come on the ground. Houston’s defense has surrendered the most rushing yards in the business through three games.

More on that…now.