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3:06 PM - The Vikings improve to 5-0 with a 31-13 win over the Houston Texans. Minnesota's defense smothered the Texans, limiting them to 214 total yards. Sam Bradford threw for 271 yards and a pair of touchdowns—to Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson — with no interceptions. Matt Asiata ran for a touchdown and Marcus Sherels returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown. Minnesota has its bye next weekend.

2:57 PM - Houston scores on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Osweiler to DeAndre Hopkins. The Vikings lead 31-13 with just under four minutes left in the fourth quarter.

2:47 PM - The Vikings stall on offense and are forced to punt. Houston takes over on their own 25-yard line. Minnesota leads 31-6.

2:40 PM - Danielle Hunter picks up the Vikings fourth sack of the day as Minnesota's defense forces another Texans punt. Minnesota's offense will take over on its own 13-yard line.

2:30 PM - That's a touchdown for Cordarelle Patterson.

Minnesota adds to the lead as Patterson hauls in a 9-yard touchdown pass from Bradford. Walsh's extra point makes the score 31-6.

That is Patterson's first offensive touchdown since 2014.

2:28 PM - The Vikings are threatening with a 24-6 lead. Sam Bradford just found Matt Asiata for a 20-yard pass for a first down on third down. Minnesota will have the ball at the 8-yard line at the start of the fourth quarter.

2:22 PM - The Vikings defense forces a turnovers on downs as the Texans can't convert on fourth-and-16. Tom Johnson had a sack on the drive. Minnesota takes over on its own 35-yard line.

2:14 PM - The Vikings drive past midfield but can't find the scoreboard. Minnesota punts as the Texans will take over on their own 9-yard line midway through the third quarter.

2:04 PM - There's a Vikings interception!

Minnesota picks off Brock Osweiler as Andrew Sendejo snags an interception near midfield. The Vikings will start at Houston's 36-yard line after the turnover and a penalty on Minnesota.

1:59 PM - The Vikings are hampered by penalties on their opening drive of the second half and are forced to punt.

Adam Thielen hauled in a 31-yard pass and now has a career-high 97 receiving yards. Houston takes over on their own 25-yard line.

1:52 PM - The Vikings lead the Texans 24-6 at the half. Adam Thielen caught a 36-yard touchdown pass and Matt Asiata scored on the ground from a yard out while Marcus Sherels took a punt back 79 yards to the house. Minnesota has outgained Houston 187-48 in the first half.

1:34 PM - The Vikings lead the Texans 24-6 at the half. Adam Thielen caught a 36-yard touchdown pass and Matt Asiata scored on the ground from a yard out while Marcus Sherels took a punt back 79 yards to the house. Minnesota has outgained Houston 187-48 in the first half.

1:30 PM - The Texans tack on another field goal.

The Vikings defense holds strong in the red zone as Houston converts its second field goal of the day to cut Minnesota's lead to 24-6.

1:20 PM - Minnesota's offense goes three-and-out after a sack on third-and-7. The Texans will take over on their own 47-yard line.

1:09 PM - The Texans get on the board with a 38-yard field goal. Houston picked up its first first downs on the drive but both came via Minnesota penalties. The Vikings lead 24-3.

1:01 PM -The Vikings defense forces another three-and-out before Marcis Sherels zigs and zags his way for a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown, his second return for a score this season.

The touchdown is Sherels' fifth career punt return for a score and first at home. The Vikings lead 24-0.

12:53 PM - It's good!

Blair Walsh sinks a 19-yard field goal. Minnesota drove down to the 1-yard line on the drive. Minnesota leads 17-0 after that 15-play drive.

12:48 PM - The Vikings lead 14-0 at the end of the first quarter, Minnesota gained 141 yards and had 10 first downs in 11:05 minutes.

Houston tallied 13 yards and no first downs in 3:55.

View images as the Vikings take on the Houston Texans at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

12:42 PM - The Vikings defense holds strong despite the field position as Houston pushes a 51-yard field goal wide right. Minnesota takes over on their own 41-yard line.

12:39 PM - The Vikings offense can't pick up and first down as Jeff Locke is forced to punt from his own end zone. Houston will start on the VikingS 38-yard line.

12:34 PM - Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks knocks away a third-down pass and the Vikings defense forces another three-and-out for the Texans. Minnesota will start at its own 8-yard line after a holding penalty on the punt.

12:26 PM - There's another Vikings touchdown!

The offense cruises down the field for another touchdown as Matt Asiata plunges into the end zone for a 1-yard run. Blair Walsh adds the extra point for a 14-0 lead. Minnesota went 55 yards in nine plays in 3:52 for the score.

12:15 PM - Minnesota's defense is off to a good start too.

Houston gains just three yards on its opening drive and is forced to punt. The Vikings will take over on their own 45-yard line after a shifty punt return by Marcus Sherels.

12:10 PM - Well, that was quick.

The Vikings strike first on an efficient drive, capped off by a 36-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford to Adam Thielen.

Minnesota picked up three first downs on the 84-yard drive, which lasted eight plays. Right guard Brandon Fusco was injured during the drive.

Vikings lead 7-0.

12:02 PM - Houston wins the toss and elects to defer. The Vikings will receive the opening kickoff.

View behind-the-scenes pregame images of the Vikings players and images of fans tailgating before the matchup against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

10:30 AM - Add a starting receiver to the list.

The Vikings announced that Stefon Diggs will be inactive Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Diggs is the latest of four offensive starters to miss at least one start this season. He is out with a groin injury.

Minnesota is already filling in for running back Adrian Peterson, who is recovering from knee surgery, and Matt Kalil (hip), who went on injured reserve the same week as Peterson.

Andre Smith, who started the first four games this season at right tackle, also will be inactive. Smith suffered an elbow injury in Week 4 against the Giants on Monday and was replaced by Jeremiah Sirles, who is likely to start for Smith against the Texans.

The Vikings have opened the season undefeated despite the bevy of injuries that also included quarterback Teddy Bridgewater thanks in part to Shaun Hill (1-0) and Sam Bradford (3-0).

In addition to Diggs and Smith, the Vikings also announced that RB Ronnie Hillman, LB Kentrell Brothers, DT Sharrif Floyd, TE Rhett Ellison and TE David Morgan will be inactive against the Texans.

Here is the full list of inactives:

WR Stefon Diggs

RB Ronnie Hillman

LB Kentrell Brothers

T Andre Smith

DT Sharrif Floyd

TE Rhett Ellison

TE David Morgan

Here is the list of the Houston Texans inactives:

QB Brandon Weeden

WR Keith Mumphery

CB Kareem Jackson

RB Johnathan Grimes

G Oday Aboushi

TE Stephen Anderson

DE Brandon Dunn

The Vikings will look to remain unbeaten both on the season at U.S. Bank Stadium as they welcome the 3-1 Houston Texans to Minneapolis today, with kickoff slated for Noon on CBS.

Today's inactive players will be announced later today but it's expected that the Vikings will be without WR Stefon Diggs and TE Rhett Ellison, as both players missed practice all three days this week and are listed as doubtful on the injury report. TE David Morgan and T Andre Smith have already been ruled out, so the offense will be even more short-handed than usually for a matchup against a tough Texans defense.

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