- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

HOUSTON (3-1) at MINNESOTA (4-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 4½

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Texas 3-1, Vikings 4-0

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 3-0

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Texans 23-6, Dec. 23, 2012

LAST WEEK - Texans beat Titans 27-20; Vikings beat Giants 24-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 13, Vikings No. 2

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (11), PASS (25T).

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (27), PASS (1).

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (32), PASS (24).

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (8), PASS (9).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Only second time in 15-year history that Texans have visited Vikings in regular season. They played at Metrodome in 2008. … New Texans QB Brock Osweiler has thrown six interceptions in four games. … Osweiler has targeted rookie WR Will Fuller seven or more times each game. Fuller averaging 80.8 receiving yards per game. … DE Jadeveon Clowney has five sacks in last eight regular-season games for Texans, who lost star DE J.J. Watt for year following back surgery. … With straight seven regular-season wins, Vikings, one of three remaining unbeaten teams in league, have longest streak since nine straight victories spanning 2002-03 seasons. … Vikings have allowed fewest points (50) through four games in their history since 1988 (47). … Vikings lead NFL with plus-10 turnover margin. Only giveaway was lost fumble by SS Andrew Sendejo during his own fumble return. … Sam Bradford has four TD passes and no turnovers in three starts at QB for Vikings, with 105.5 passer rating that’s third in league. … Fantasy Tip: Don’t bench Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins just yet, even against stingy Vikings defense and coming off quiet game vs. Titans with just one catch for 4 yards. Hopkins never went more than two straight games without TD last season.

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