9598828-sam-bradford-nfl-houston-texans-minnesota-vikings-1Did anybody predict this? The Minnesota Vikings are 5-0! The LAST unbeaten team with Denver having lost its last 2 games. But the way Minnesota has won its games have been nothing short of remarkable. This defense is flying all over the place. Sacking Brock Osweiler 4 times (1 apiece for Danielle Hunter and Tom Johnson), intercepting him once (Andrew Sendejo), forcing a fumble and holding the $72 million dollar man to 19/42 and 184 yards and a td and pick apiece. Not only that, they held Alfred Blue and former 1000 yard rusher with the Dolphins, Lamar Miller, to a combined 59 yards on 14 carries, with the longest rush being 14 yards by Blue. Marcus Sherels put the game out of hand with his 79 yard punt return for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter, putting the Vikes up 24-0. Bradford played a smart game again with no turnovers and completing two tds with 1 each going to Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson. They head into their bye week with full confidence as the Texans look to host the Indianapolis Colts at home this weekend. The bright spot on Houston was Whitney Mercilus collecting 1.5 sacks and Jadaveon Clowney gathering 7 tackles. Expect big games from these two and a much better performance from Osweiler and that offence as they go against a Colts defence allowing a staggering 29.6 PPG. Overall, the 31-13 score was definitely lopsided, but these are two good football teams with the Vikings being exceptionally good this year and potentially the team to beat in the NFC. At 3-2, the Texans are not out of anything yet, especially if they beat the Colts and move to 4-2. Vikings fans can relax and Texans fans, don’t stress, your teams in good shape. Although the Colts may have “luck” on their side, the Texans should put up a good fight and this game will be a lot closer than a lot of people think.