Texans fall 31-13 to Vikings

The Texans fell 31-13 to the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Houston fell into an early 24-0 deficit and was limited to just two field goals in a road matchup with the undefeated Vikings. 
Brock Osweiler was 19-of-42 for 184 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. DeAndre Hopkins scored the lone touchdown for Houston and caught five passes for 56 yards. C.J. Fiedorowicz led the team with 61 yards receiving on four catches. 
Jadeveon Clowney recorded eight tackles and four tackles for a loss. Whitney Mercilus had 1.5 sacks, Antonio Smith had 0.5 sacks, while Benardrick McKinney led the defense with 10 tackles. 
Sam Bradford completed 22-of-30 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns. With no Stefan Diggs, Adam Thielen led the Vikings receivers with seven receptions, 127 yards receiving, and a touchdown.  
The Texans fell into a 24-0 deficit before halftime. Sam Bradford led the Vikings on back-to-back touchdown drives to open the game. Thielen scored on a 36-yard pass followed by a Matt Asiata one-yard run. 
Houston moved into scoring range just once in the first quarter, but missed on a 51-yard field goal.
The Vikings scored ten more points in the second quarter, adding a 19-yard field goal and a special teams touchdown. Cornerback Marcus Sherels returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown. Minnesota took a 24-0 lead with 8:46 left in the second quarter. 
The Texans, unable to convert a first down until their first scoring drive, added their first points of the day on back-to-back drives. Novak successfully kicked field goals from 38 and 30 yards, respectively. 
Houston trailed 24-6 at halftime.
Osweiler's pass, intended for Jaelen Strong, was picked off by safety Andrew Sendejo on third-and-9 with 9:55 left in the third quarter. The Vikings were unable to convert on the Texans only turnover of the game. 
The Vikings extended their lead in the fourth quarter after Cordarrelle Patterson caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Bradford. Houston trailed 31-6 with 14:14 left in the game. 
Osweiler led the Texans on a 12-play, 75-yard scoring drive. Alfred Blue added 39 yards rushing on six carries while a 22-yard catch-and-run by Fiedoriwicz gave Houston a first down near the goal line. Hopkins caught the one-yard touchdown catch with 3:48 left in the game.
The Texans fall to 3-2 with the loss and will host the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday in a primetime matchup. 

The Texans lost their second road game of the season, falling 31-13 to the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. After falling into an early 24-0 deficit, Houston struggled to find the endzone until a late score by DeAndre Hopkins in the fourth quarter. Starting left tackle Duane Brown made his first start of the season in the Week 5 matchup.

Brock Osweiler was 19-of-42 for 184 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Hopkins scored the lone touchdown for Houston and caught five passes for 56 yards. C.J. Fiedorowicz led the team with 61 yards receiving on four catches.

Benardrick McKinney led the Texans defense with 10 tackles. Jadeveon Clowney recorded eight tackles and four tackles for a loss. Whitney Mercilus had 1.5 sacks, while Antonio Smith had 0.5 sacks in his second game of the season.
 
Sam Bradford completed 22-of-30 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns. Adam Thielen led the Vikings receivers with seven receptions, 127 yards receiving, and a touchdown.  

The Texans fell behind 24-0 before halftime. Sam Bradford led the Vikings on back-to-back touchdown drives to open the game. Thielen scored on a 36-yard pass, which was followed by a Matt Asiata one-yard run. 

Houston moved into scoring range just once in the first quarter, but missed a 51-yard field goal.

The Vikings scored ten more points in the second quarter, adding a 19-yard field goal and a special teams touchdown. Cornerback Marcus Sherels returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown. Minnesota took a 24-0 lead with 8:46 left in the second quarter. 

The Texans, held without a first down until their first scoring drive, added their first points of the day on back-to-back drives. Novak successfully kicked field goals from 38 and 30 yards, respectively. 

Houston trailed 24-6 at halftime.

Osweiler's pass, intended for Jaelen Strong, was picked off by safety Andrew Sendejo on third-and-9 with 9:55 left in the third quarter. The Vikings were unable to convert on the Texans only turnover of the game. 

The Vikings extended their lead in the fourth quarter after Cordarrelle Patterson caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Bradford. Houston trailed 31-6 with 14:14 left in the game. 

Osweiler led the Texans on a 12-play, 75-yard scoring drive. Alfred Blue added 39 yards rushing on six carries while a 22-yard catch-and-run by Fiedoriwicz gave Houston a first down near the goal line. Hopkins caught the one-yard touchdown catch with 3:48 remaining.

The Texans fall to 3-2 with the loss and will host the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday in a primetime matchup.

The Texans faced the Vikings in a week 5 matchup at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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