Vikings were 10-6, finished second in the NFC North, and won a Wild Card game at New Orleans. They fell in the Divisional round on the road at San Francisco.
Mike Zimmer enters his seventh season as Minnesota's head coach. His record in that span is 57-38-1, and the Vikings made the playoffs three different times under Zimmer. He's finished .500 or better in each of the last five seasons, and the Vikings won 10 or more games in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
This will be the 5th regular season contest between the two franchises, and Minnesota's won the previous four.
Gary Kubiak is the Vikings' offensive coordinator, and Dom Capers is a senior defensive assistant for Minnesota. The latter was the Texans' first head coach, from 2002 through 2005, while the former was Houston's head coach from 2006 through 2013.
Notable Chiefs: QB Kirk Cousins, RB Dalvin Cook, WR Adam Thielen, S Harrison Smith, LB Eric Kendricks, DE Danielle Hunter