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Texans at Vikings NFL Week Five Capsule

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 20:43
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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
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 136 (Hou), 108 (Min). XM: 383 (Hou), 228 (Min).


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)


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.

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