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NFL Game Capsule (Week Five): Texans-Vikings

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It's been a while since the Texans have played the Vikings, but here's how the teams have fared in games past.

Oh no, it's Brice McCain in a Texans jersey.
Oh no, it's Brice McCain in a Texans jersey.
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The Texans' last matchup with the Vikings was when we saw DeAndre Hopkins first snap in a Texans' jersey, way back in 2013 with a Week One preseason matchup back in 2012, with Minnesota emerging victorious as the Texans ended their regular season campaign with a whimper. This time round, things are a little more serious.

Thanks to NFL Communications, here is a look back at the history between the Texans and Vikings.

HOUSTON TEXANS (3-1) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (4-0)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

TEXANS

VIKINGS

SERIES LEADER

3-0

STREAKS

Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Bill O’Brien: 0-0

Mike Zimmer: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 27-20 vs. Tennessee

W 24-10 vs. New York Giants

LAST GAME

12/23/12: Vikings 23 at Texans 6. Minnesota QB Christian Ponder passes for 174 yards & TD. Vikings’ defense holds Houston to 187 total net yards & records 4 sacks.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/2/08: Vikings 28, Texans 21. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson rushes for 139 yards & TD. Vikings QB Gus Frerotte passes for 182 yards & 3 TDs.

REFEREE

Jeff Triplette

STATS

PASSING

Brock Osweiler: 90-146-949-5-6-74.8

Sam Bradford: 66-95-719-4-0-105.5 (3L)

RUSHING

Lamar Miller: 93-351-3.8-0

Jerick McKinnon: 37-138-3.7-1

RECEIVING

Will Fuller (R): 19-323-17.0-2

Stefon Diggs: 25-372-14.9-1

OFFENSE

334.5

290.5

TAKE/GIVE

-3

+10 (1L)

DEFENSE

287.8

306.0

SACKS

John Simon: 2.5

Everson Griffen: 4 (T3L)

INTs

Andre Hal, Quintin Demps: 1

Trae Waynes: 2

PUNTING

Shane Lechler: 49.3

Jeff Locke: 43.0

KICKING

Nick Novak: 33 (6/6 PAT; 9/11 FG)

Blair Walsh: 30 (6/8 PAT; 8/11 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS:

QB BROCK OSWEILER is 2-0 as starter in career vs. NFC with 105.6 rating

RB LAMAR MILLER had 150 scrimmage yards (92 rush, 58 rec.) & rush TD in only game vs. Min. (12/21/15 with Mia.). Has 429 scrimmage yards (107.3 per game) in 4 games with Hou

WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 27 catches for 348 yards (87 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 vs. NFC.

Rookie WR-PR WILL FULLER had TD catch & 67-yard PR-TD last week, 1 of 4 rookies in past 15 years with rec. TD & PR-TD in same game. Leads NFL rookies with 323 rec. yards

LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has 8.5 sacks in past 6 (incl. playoffs).

LB BERNARDRICK MC KINNEY leads team with 38 tackles. Has sack in 2 of past 3.

DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had sack last week. Has 5 sacks in past 8.

LB JOHN SIMON has 3 sacks in past 5.

CBs A.J. BOUYE (6) & JOHNATHAN JOSEPH (5) lead club in PD.

S QUINTIN DEMPS had INT last week

VIKINGS:

QB SAM BRADFORD had 3 TD passes in only career meeting (10/13/13 with Rams). Has 100+ rating in 3 of past 4

RB MATT ASIATA had rush TD last week. RB JERICK MC KINNON rushed for 85 yards & TD in Week 4

WR STEFON DIGGS has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 vs. AFC.

TE KYLE RUDOLPH aims for 4th in row with TD catch. Had TD catch in last meeting

DE EVERSON GRIFFEN has 4 sacks in past 3.

DT LINVAL JOSEPH has sack in 3 of past 4.

LB CHAD GREENWAY had 9 tackles, sack & FF in 11/2/08 meeting.

LB ERIC KENDRICKS has 2 sacks in past 3 vs. AFC. Has 6+ tackles in 7 of past 8 at home.

CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN aims for 3rd in row with 8+ tackles.

CB TERENCE NEWMAN aims for 4th in row vs. Hou with PD.

CB TRAE WAYNES has INT in 2 of past 3.

S HARRISON SMITH had 7 tackles, sack & FF in last meeting. Led team with 9 tackles in Week 4.

CB XAVIER RHODES had INT last week.

Looks to be an interesting contest with all those players on a streak of games with sacks. Can the Texans get their first ever win over the Minnesota Vikings?

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