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10 Vikings-Texans Numbers of Note: Vikings Lead NFL in Turnover Margin

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings are one of three unbeaten teams left in the NFL and will put their perfect record on the line Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Minnesota has won seven straight regular-season games, the longest current streak in the league.

Sunday's game is the first noon (CT) start at home for the Vikings in 2016, and caps off the only stretch of back-to-back games at U.S. Bank Stadium this season. 

Here's a look at 10 numbers of note headed into Sunday's matchup:

10 — The Vikings lead the NFL with a plus-10 turnover ratio. Minnesota's defense has forced 11 takeaways, and its offense hasn't turned the ball over. The Vikings only turnover is a fumble on defense after forcing and recovering a fumble by the Packers.

12.5 — Number of points per game allowed by the Vikings so far in 2016, good for second-best in the NFL. Minnesota ranked fifth in the league last season while allowing 18.9 points per game.

0 — Number of Vikings losses all-time against the Texans, who became a franchise in 2002. Minnesota scored wins over Houston in 2004, 2008 and 2012 while outscoring the Texans by a combined score of 85 to 55. 

104 — Number of rushing yards by the Vikings on Monday against the Giants, Minnesota's first game this season with 100-plus rushing yards. The Vikings also recorded their first rushing touchdowns of the season as Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata each found the end zone. Houston is allowing an average of 125.3 rushing yards per game.

17.3 — Points per game scored by the Texans through four games, which ranks 29th in the NFL. The Vikings rank 16th at 22.3 points per game.

67.6 — Combined passer rating allowed through four games by Minnesota's defense. The quartet of Marcus Mariota, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton and Eli Manning have combined to throw three touchdowns and six interceptions.

56 — Length of Blair Walsh field goal in Minnesota's 23-6 win over the Texans in 2012. The kick tied a franchise record for the longest field goal in team history, and is the longest ever by a Viking in a road game.

18 — Number of catches by Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs that have gone for first downs this season, the fourth-best total in the league. Diggs has 25 catches for 372 yards and a touchdown this season.

12 — Number of punts, out of 23, that Vikings punter Jeff Locke has landed inside the 20-yard line this season. Locke's total of a dozen ranks second in the league. 

134.6 —Passer rating for quarterback Sam Bradford, his career-high, in his lone game against Houston. Bradford was with the Rams in 2013 when he completed 12 of 16 passes for 117 yards and three touchdowns. Bradford has a rating of 105.6 in three starts this season (third-highest in the NFL).

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