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Countdown To Kickoff: Texans v. Vikings

Hang out here until 12:00 p.m. when the Texans-Vikings game gets underway.

Houston Texans v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Both the Minnesota Vikings and Houston Texans are sitting on an 0-3 goose egg. The Vikings were crushed by Green Bay and Indianapolis, and lost a close game to Tennessee, but, hey, at least they weren’t crushed by COVID-19. Houston lost to three of the four best teams in the AFC in Kansas City, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh; last week they finally had a lead, and actually played a close game for once. Moral victories. Fun!

Only four teams have ever made the playoffs after starting 0-3. The Texans were the last team to do it in 2018. The creation of the #7 seed in the NFL Playoffs may make this feat occur more often instead of close to never, but regardless, it’s an almost impossible feat to pull off.
0-4 is the final scoop of dirt. Today is a must-win game for both the Texans and Vikings, who were playoff hopefuls entering this season. On top of that, it’s the Gary Kubiak’s REVENGE game.

This is your forum to share your pre-game thoughts, hopes, and fears before the first open game thread goes live at 11:45 a.m. CDT. The floor is yours.