Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson each caught touchdown passes to help the Vikings cruise to a 31-13 victory over the Houston Texans. With leading receiver Stefon Diggs out with a groin injury, Thielen hauled in seven passes for a career-high 127 yards and Patterson looked impressive even as a true red zone target.
The Vikings ran eight plays in the red zone (five passes and three runs) on three possessions scoring two touchdowns and one field goal.
Through five weeks the Vikings have scored seven touchdowns on 13 red zone opportunities. With a red zone efficiency percentage of 54.85 percent on the season, the Vikings currently rank 18th in the NFL in that category.