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Vikings 2024 Schedule Preview: Giants, 49ers, Texans, Packers, Jets in Weeks 1-5



Vikings vs Texans | Week 3

Noon (CT) | Sept. 22 | U.S. Bank Stadium

Last time in regular season: Vikings won 31-23 on Oct. 4, 2020, at Houston

Last time in regular season in Minnesota: Vikings won 31-13 on Oct. 9, 2016, at U.S. Bank Stadium

Yards/Game: 342.4 (12th in NFL) | Points/Game: 22.2 (T-13th)

Yards Allowed/Game: 330.7 (14th in NFL) | Points Allowed/Game: 20.8 (13th)

Head Coach: DeMeco Ryans (10-7 in one season with the Texans and 0-1 in postseason)

Key additions in free agency/via trade: WR Stefon Diggs (from Bills via trade), RB Joe Mixon (from Bengals via trade), EDGE Danielle Hunter, LB Azeez Al-Shaair, P Tommy Townsend, CB Jeff Okudah, DE Denico Autry, DT Foley Faukasi, CB C.J. Henderson

Key departures in free agency/via trade: LB Blake Cashman (Vikings), EDGE Jonathan Greenard (Vikings), RB Devin Singletary (Giants), DT Maliek Collins (trade with 49ers), T George Fant (Seahawks), DT Sheldon Rankins (Bengals), LB Denzel Perryman (Chargers)

First two selections of 2024 NFL Draft: CB Kamari Lassiter, Georgia (No. 42 overall), T Blake Fisher, Notre Dame (59)

The Texans are entering their second season under Ryans and second with quarterback C.J. Stroud, whom Houston drafted second overall last spring.

Stroud impressed in his rookie season, helping the Texans finish 10-7 in the regular season, win the AFC South and advance to the Divisional Round of the playoffs, where they fell 34-10 to Baltimore.

Vikings fans will also see familiar faces when the Texans come to town, including Danielle Hunter and Stefon Diggs, both of whom were 2015 draft picks by Minnesota. Former Vikings cornerback Kris Boyd and quarterback Case Keenum also are returning with Houston this season.

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