Houston Texans vs Minnesota Vikings Preview, Injury Updates, Predictions

October 4, 2020 6:45 pm

Houston Texans have endured a tough start to their 2020 NFL campaign with zero wins from their first three games. Arguably, they’ve played against three of the top-performing teams in the league in the form of Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, and Pittsburgh Steelers. They will look to bag their first win of the season against the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Vikings are also yet to register a win in the league three weeks into the 2020 NFL season. They’ve suffered back-to-back losses against Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, and Tennessee Titans. They face a tough challenge against a strong Houston Texans side led by Deshaun Watson.

Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week Four matchday predictions.

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NFL Preview

Houston Texans on the hunt for their first win of the season this weekend

The Texans have been at the receiving end of some bad fortune as far as league fixtures are concerned. Head coach Bill O’Brien will hope that his team’s tough stretch is over for now as they gear up to face the Vikings this weekend. Star quarterback Deshaun Watson has thrown for 792 yards with four passing TDs against three interceptions in three games.

Coach O’Brien will hope his star shot-caller will propel his team to their first win of the season. RB David Johnson and WR Will Fuller will be the two key players that Watson will rely upon this Sunday. Star defensive end JJ Watt will be the key player in defense as the Texans look to thwart the Vikings offense led by Kirk Cousins.

Minnesota Vikings hit with injuries ahead of crunch Week Four showdown

The Minnesota Vikings were unfortunate to suffer a narrow 31-3 loss to Tennessee Titans last weekend. Quarterback Kirk Cousins will be eager to put the team’s losses to bed and make a statement win against the Texans in Week Four. Without a doubt, running back Dalvin Cook will be the most lethal weapon at Cousins’ disposal. The seasoned running back rushed for 181 yards and had one rushing TD in the loss against the Titans last time out.

Head coach Mike Zimmer will hope that his young defense will put a strong challenge against the Texans. With Watson’s dual-threat abilities on display, the Vikings will have to be at their very best if they want to walk away with a win at the NRG Stadium.

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NFL Preview: Houston Texans vs Minnesota Vikings Injury Updates

Houston – Questionable

FB Cullen Gillaspia – Hamstring

ILB Peter Kalambayi – Hamstring

Minnesota – Out

CB Mike Hughes – Neck


CB Kris Boyd – Hamstring

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Texans vs Vikings Prediction

Houston Texans 24 –  14 Minnesota Vikings

Sep 27, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) scrambles in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

We are backing Deshaun Watson-led Houston Texans to secure their first win of the season this weekend. They’ll be favorites heading into this game against an inexperienced Vikings defense. Coach Bill O’Brien will hope that Watson can help the Texans build some morale in this Week Four fixture at the NRG Stadium.

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