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3 Stats That Stood Out: Texans at Vikings

The Vikings defeated the Texans 31-13 on Sunday and became the second NFL team since 1933 to open a season 5-0 without suffering an interception.

Minnesota enters its bye week as the only unbeaten left in the league, allowing players to rest for a little before returning to action with an Oct. 23 trip to Philadelphia.

The Vikings took the bull by the horns early and never trailed for a second straight week. Here are three stats (all from the convincing first half) that stood out against Houston:

13 — offensive plays run by the Texans before gaining a first down (via a pass interference penalty called on Xavier Rhodes)

Houston opened the game with a 3-of-9 passing clip for 13 yards by Brock Osweiler, three runs by Lamar Miller that netted seven yards and a missed 51-yard field goal on its first four possessions.

 The Vikings, meanwhile, scored 14 points on their first 16 offensive plays.

35 and 43.8 — the 35 refers to the completion percentage for Osweiler in the first half (7-for-20), and the 43.8 was his passer rating through the first two quarters

Sam Bradford, on the other hand, completed 72.2 percent of his passes in the first half (13-for-18) and went back into the locker room with a rating of 117.1.

0 — combined catches for DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller in the first half on four total targets, which was in stark contrast to the nine catches on 11 targets to Adam Thielen, Cordarrelle Patterson and Jarius Wright for 121 yards in the first half.

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