As the late, great Gorilla Monsoon may have put it, this Sunday will pit the resistable force against the moveable object when your 0-3 Minnesota Vikings travel to Texas to take on the 0-3 Houston Texans.
Both of these teams have faced pretty stiff competition over the first three weeks, as the combined records of both of their opponents is 8-1 thus far. The Texans have lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, and Pittsburgh Steelers while the Vikings have fallen to the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, and Tennessee Titans.
Though the Texans have only been in existence since 2002, they are the one franchise that, to this point, the Vikings have never lost to. The two teams have met four times, twice in Minneapolis and twice in Houston, and the Vikings have emerged victorious each time.
This game will feature two of the worst defenses in the National Football League, at least in terms of points allowed. The Vikings are allowing 34 points/game through the first three contests this season, while the Texans have been allowing 31.7 points/game thus far.
This game could, potentially, get moved to a different day or postponed entirely thanks to the COVID-19 scare that the Vikings are dealing with in the aftermath of Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans, but for now it is scheduled to kick off at noon Central time on Sunday afternoon on FOX. Obviously, if that changes, we will bring you the changes here.