4 keys to victory for the Vikings at the Texans in Week 4

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What are some of the keys to victory for the Minnesota Vikings at the Houston Texans in Week 4?

It really is now or never for the Minnesota Vikings. They go into their Week 4 battle at the Houston Texans still looking for their first win of the season and there is just no telling how things are going to go from here on in if they suffer another loss and go to 0-4.

This is not what was expected of the Vikings before the season. Although they had some big losses during free agency, Mike Zimmer’s men appeared to have enough talent at their disposal to challenge the Green Bay Packers for the NFC North title, at the very least.

To say things haven’t gone according to plan so far would be the biggest of understatements. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that this team should be doing better. But whether they can dust themselves off and gain a morale-boosting victory on their travels remains to be seen.

It’s not like the Texans are pulling up any trees in 2020. They too are 0-3 and have their work cut out to gain some respectability despite having one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks under center in Deshaun Watson.

The Vikings go into the game as slight underdogs (+3.5), which means that they need to make the most out of every opportunity that comes their way. Let’s take a look at four keys to victory if Minnesota wants to save their season.