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Houston Texans 23, Minnesota Vikings 31 : NFL week 4 PFF review

The Minnesota Vikings began two freshmen in the optional and lost security Harrison Smith before halftime, however Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans couldn’t exploit, tumbling to 0-4 on the season. Minnesota improved to 1-3.

Story of the playoff

Vikings hostile organizer Gary Kubiak put forth a purposeful attempt to get Dalvin Cook the football early and regularly. In the main half alone, Cook contacted the ball multiple times for 71 absolute yards and two scores. Minnesota adhered to a ball-control approach on offense, keeping Watson close to the Gatorade cooler.

The Texans offense painfully misses DeAndre Hopkins. Entering this game, the Vikings guard positioned ninth in going yards permitted through three games (978).

While Hopkins drives the NFL in targets, gets and accepting yards through three weeks, every one of the four Houston wideouts consolidated for nine gets, 179 yards and two TDs on Sunday.

Probably the greatest distinction in this game was situational football. While Houston neglected to gather seven focuses on any of its red zone assets, including 10 plays at the objective line, the Vikings offense left away with four TDs and a field objective.

At the point when safeguards kissed up to the line of scrimmage to stop Cook, Kirk Cousins accepted a lot of open doors to pull the ball back and search for profound fulfillments.

Cousins kept his eyes downfield with a normal profundity of focus of 13.7 yards in spite of being forced on 34.6% of his dropbacks.

Rokie watch

Push into the beginning setup for the harmed Mike Hughes, third-round get Cameron Dantzler lined at wide corner on the opposite side of first-round pick Jeff Gladney.

Directed multiple times with 79 snaps in inclusion, the couple joined to permit seven culminations, 112 yards getting and one TD.

First-round wide beneficiary Justin Jefferson seems as though a dread with consecutive long stretches of at least 100 yards getting. Every one of the four of his gets on Sunday went for at least 15 yards.