23 Oct when do the vikings play the texans
Last week, the Titans played the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings also signed Mark Fields to the active roster, perhaps suggesting Mike Hughes isn't healthy. ''We're going to have to do a good job of fundamental football. We've talked about it all training camp, going into these first couple weeks of these season, talked about all these guys that can make plays. The Vikings can also get a good look at Jordan Brailford, who they added from the WFT practice squad. HOUSTON (AP) Dalvin Cook could be due for a big game Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings visit the Houston Texans in a matchup of winless teams. An official NFL statement about this weekend’s game came Thursday morning. section: | slug: vikings-texans-preview | sport: football | route: article_single.us | The Vikings need to focus on evaluating and developing young players for the rest of the year. ''All backs are a little bit different, but I think Dalvin has such great feet. 2:26 pm ET. Zimmer's defense held Deshaun Watson and the Texans to three conversions on 12 third-down attempts, a rate of 25 percent. Eric Kendricks led the way with 12 tackles and the Vikings recorded three sacks.
''It's a very, very difficult challenge,'' Houston coach Bill O'Brien said. O'Brien took over the next season after Wade Phillips finished out the 2013 season as interim coach. ''We were able to communicate and really watch tape on our iPads. That includes the final stop of the game.
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CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nfl | pageType: stories | According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network , O’Brien had a more involved approach with the game-planning and play-calling ahead of the team’s 31-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium. The way ... for a smaller size guy, he runs with power and determination. The rookie Jefferson caught four passes, each of which went for 20-plus yards. Dalvin Cook went off for the second consecutive game, finishing with 146 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns (giving him six in four games). As for the Titans, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported Friday morning that two more members of Tennessee’s roster had tested positive for COVID-19. The Vikings' breakout rookie receiver was the NFL's best first-year player last weekend. Just promoted from the practice squad, Iloka unsurprisingly struggled.
Cook ranks third in the NFL in yards rushing after running for a career-high 181 yards last week in a loss to Tennessee. “An announcement of the new game date will be made shortly. However, it's important to look at what the Vikings did on third down and in the red zone on the defensive side of the ball. The emergence of the first-round draft pick from LSU was just what Cousins needed - a dynamic complement to wide receiver Adam Thielen who can help keep defenses from selling out to stop Cook. With no game this weekend, here's what Vikings fans should be tracking instead. They had 118 yards rushing in their opener when David Johnson ran for 77 yards, but have managed just 80 yards combined in the past two games to tumble to the bottom of the league. ''It just shows the playmakers we have in this offense,'' Thielen said.
Trailing by eight points, Watson got his team down inside the five, but a fumble on a toss play set up fourth down. Harrison Smith is known as the Vikings silent leader on defense who leads by example and lets his play do the talking. In a battle of surprising 0-3 teams, the Vikings had a big day on offense and made enough plays on defense to pick up a road win over the Texans, 31-23. Both the Texans and Vikings are 0-3 overall entering the game with Houston losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Vikings falling to the Tennessee Titans last Sunday. And if more positive COVID-19 cases continue to emerge, there is even a chance that the Titans’ game against the Buffalo Bills next weekend could possibly be in danger of being canceled. Vikings 17, ˇTexans 13 On Wednesday Vikings general manager Rick Spielman provided an update on when the facility might reopen, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. AP Sports Writer Dave Campbell contributed to this report. He looks legit. This adds up to seven total players and six other members of the Titans organization testing positive for coronavirus, according to Schefter.
So far, no Vikings players or staff have tested positive for COVID-19. The backup LBs looked horrendous.
The Vikings also shut down team activities and their team facility due to an abundance of caution. 23 points allowed is their fewest of the season, but they still allowed the Texans to record 386 yards of offense. I am excited about getting to see all the young players on defense. Last week, the Titans played the Minnesota Vikings.
If he gets in the open field, he's a really tough, tough guy to get tackled.''.
Minnesota had zero positive tests from Thursday’s round of COVID-19 tests. The offense will need to be even better next week if the Vikings are going to keep pace with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. He added: “#Vikings athletic trainer Eric Sugarman says there will be ‘enhanced screening, enhanced temperature checks’ and other enhanced stuff.”. Make sure to bookmark this site and check back daily for the latest Vikings news and analysis. With their first victory of the season in hand, Mike Zimmer's team will head to Seattle for a tough primetime matchup with the 4-0 Seahawks next Sunday night. “#Vikings GM Rick Spielman optimistic TCO Performance Center will reopen Thursday,” Thomasson wrote on Twitter. ''Dalvin's great,'' Zimmer said. Luckily for the Vikings, they were able to survive anyways.
Earlier this week, multiple players and staff members of the Tennessee Titans tested positive for COVID-19, the first outbreak to hit an NFL team in the 2020 season.
5:33: The Texans get a big play to Will Fuller to get into the red zone, but the Vikings' defense stiffens again. All good points. Zimmer spoke at length about his affinity for all three men. ''You just get to work,'' Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said. How will the return of Dye and Elflein impact the offensive line and the rotation at linebacker? Cook broke or eluded countless tackles and continues to show why the Vikings gave him a big contract extension prior to the season. He showed great chemistry with Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson, and made a number of big-time throws to beat tight coverage.
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This is a close one. Hardy Nickerson Jr. was just chasing plays a lot of times when I noticed him, seems like there was a reason he was a street UDFA when we signed him. Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer has been impressed with Cook's work this season. The Vikings are scheduled to play the Houston Texans this Sunday.
They did just that against the Texans. Last season, Kirk Cousins bounced back from a rough September to win NFC Offensive Player of the Month in October. And on three trips to the red zone, the Texans scored just six points. Do you know when Dye is likely to come off IR? Late in the first half, a defense missing Danielle Hunter and Anthony Barr lost another one of its best players. Setting the edge, playing good gap control and then tackling. The situation in Houston was pretty desperate going winless after the first three weeks of the season, and Texans coach Bill O’Brien was willing to do anything to rectify the problem. We're looking forward to it paying dividends.''. This showed just how valuable Smith and Anthony Harris are to the Vikings, who don't have much depth at safety.
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Houston ranks 31st in the NFL in yards rushing with just 66 a game. We're going to continue to have guys step up and make plays in big situations.''.
The Vikings play the Texans this week and as of now the game is still on, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. This week, that unit was even better. Kubiak took over after Capers and remained with the team until he was fired after 13 games in 2013. ''This isn't the first time anybody on this team has faced adversity, so you just go right back to work, keep your head down and embrace the grind. Pelissero reported that the league is evaluating the situation and will adjust if needed as more information is gathered. https://www.vikings.com/video/vikings-connected-week-4-texans-full-show The Vikings had to close their facility on Tuesday and Wednesday after the Titans reported multiple positive tests for COVID-19, including players who played in the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. The Titans shut down their team facility Tuesday after the multiple positive COVID-19 tests were discovered.
''We're going to try and get in everything that we normally get in.''. “The Pittsburgh-Tennessee game scheduled for Week 4 will be rescheduled to later this season after one additional Titans player and one personnel member tested positive for COVID-19 today,” the statement read. Thielen and Jefferson each also went over 100 yards, with Thielen catching his fourth touchdown pass of the year. They put up 30 points for the second straight game and went over 400 yards of total offense. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. I am hopeful that Dye gets off IR soon, as I think he could be a difference maker at LB filling in for Barr.
Also, click the follow button in the upper right-hand corner of this page (mobile users, tap the bell icon – you may have to click ‘News’ first), leave comments below, and follow me on Twitter. 6-keys: media/spln/nfl/reg/free/stories. Instead of conducting a normal practice on Wednesday, typically the most important day of the week when specific aspects of game plan for the upcoming opponent are installed, coaches and players participated virtually from their homes.
When the Vikings visit on Sunday, they'll bring with them the first two men who coached the Texans in senior defensive assistant Dom Capers and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.
Safety Harrison Smith was ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Texans tight end Jordan Akins; Zimmer was livid on the sidelines about Smith being tossed for what appeared to be an inadvertent mistake. This is a close one. The Vikings are scheduled to play the Houston Texans this Sunday. The Texans received Johnson in the trade with Arizona for DeAndre Hopkins and hoped he could get going to lead their running game this season after a tough year in 2019 when he managed just 345 yards rushing. Cousins completed 16 of 22 passes for 260 yards and a touchdown, recording a 127.1 passer rating – his best of the season. ''In my opinion they've been very fortunate to have those three guys coaching for that franchise,'' Zimmer said. The decision to postpone the game was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game-day personnel. Without Smith, the Vikings turned to veteran George Iloka at safety. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, The Texans and Vikings have been informed that their game on Sunday is on, as scheduled.
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