MINNEAPOLIS -- Adam Thielen caught a touchdown pass to cap Minnesotas opening drive and finished with a career-high 127 yards, and the Vikings defense flustered Brock Osweiler and the Houston Texans on their way to a 31-13 victory on Sunday.Marcus Sherels returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown and Cordarelle Patterson scored on another sharp throw by Sam Bradford, who produced another turnover-free game and deftly guided the Vikings (5-0) into their bye week.Brock Osweiler was overmatched by Minnesotas relentless rush and coverage, finishing 19 for 42 for 184 yards, one interception and a late touchdown pass while taking four sacks. The Texans (3-2) were denied on 12 of 13 third downs, unable or unwilling to do much other than dump off short passes. Lamar Miller only had eight carries for 20 yards during a dud of a performance by the Texans that felt a lot like the 27-0 loss at New England two weeks ago.With leading receiver Stefon Diggs out for the game with a groin injury, Thielen and Patterson capably stepped up for the Vikings. Whitney Mercilus had 1 1/2 sacks as Houston took advantage of a banged-up offensive line to plenty of pressure on Bradford, but with touchdowns on their first two drives the Vikings were in cruise control as they eagerly unleashed their defense again on another out-of-sync quarterback.Will Fuller wasnt targeted until the first play of the second half and had only one catch, a head-scratching fourth-and-16 call in the third quarter at the Vikings 39 that netted 4 yards on a screen play.RHODES (MOSTLY) CLOSEDAfter stifling Odell Beckham Jr. on Monday night in the win over the New York Giants, Minnesota cornerback Xavier Rhodes hounded Houstons DeAndre Hopkins. Rhodes was called for pass interference (34 yards) and holding (5 yards) to give the Texans their first two first downs during a second quarter drive that yielded a field goal, but Hopkins was held without a catch in the decisive first half.Hopkins finished with 56 yards and a touchdown on five receptions after the Texans went into catch-up mode.INJURIESTexans: SS Quinitin Demps (calf) and CB Johnathan Joseph (concussion) both left with injuries in the second quarter, removing two more starters from a secondary already without CB Kareem Jackson (hamstring). ... In the third quarter, LG Jeff Allen left with a concussion and backup TE Ryan Griffin hurt his neck making an awkward tackle following Andrew Sendejos interception for the Vikings. Backup LB Brian Peters (quadriceps) was also hurt. He surprisingly handled kickoffs rather than Nick Novak, who made two of three field goals.Vikings: RG Brandon Fusco (concussion) was forced out on the first drive of the game, replaced by Zac Kerin and leaving the OL without three starters. With Rhett Ellison and David Morgan already inactive with knee injuries, a third TE went down when MyCole Pruitt hurt his knee in the third quarter. ... Patterson hurt his hip in the second quarter and stopped returning kickoffs but was back on offense for the TD, his first from scrimmage since Oct. 19, 2014.UP NEXTTexans: Host Indianapolis next Sunday night.Vikings: Take a well-timed bye week, before playing at currently unbeaten Philadelphia on Oct. 23.---Online:AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL coverage on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL http://www.redskinsrookiestore.com/Redskins-Bashaud-Breeland-Jersey/ . Mickelson barely made the cut but had the best round of the day with nine birdies and an eagle coupled with two bogeys to sit two shots behind leader Craig Lee of Scotland. Lee shot a 69 for a 12-under 204 total. "I just love the fact I am in contention and have an opportunity in my first tournament of the year here in Abu Dhabi," Mickelson said. http://www.redskinsrookiestore.com/Redskins-Jonathan-Allen-Jersey/ . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. http://www.redskinsrookiestore.com/Redskins-Spencer-Long-Jersey/ . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. Tomas Rosickys chip made it 3-0 before half time at Emirates Stadium, while defender Laurent Koscielny scored an unmarked header in the second half. http://www.redskinsrookiestore.com/Hats/ . On Tuesday, Ottawa placed forward Cory Conacher and defenceman Joe Corvo on waivers as trade rumours swirl around the Senators. http://www.redskinsrookiestore.com/Redskins-Tress-Way-Jersey/ . They reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in five games, bested the visiting Trail Blazers by 34 in the paint and scored 19 of the final 25 points in regulation. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jonathan Schoop hit a late homer to help Mychal Givens get a special victory.Schoop had a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles came back from an early deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Friday night.Givens (7-1) worked a scoreless seventh for the win one day after his daughter was born. The last Baltimore pitcher to have as many relief wins though 88 games of a season was Arthur Rhodes (eight) in 1996.Everything worked out as planned during the All-Star break, to have the baby and to be playing in Tampa, Givens said. Because Im from Tampa, Florida, and we wanted the baby to be born in Tampa.Pedro Alvarez homered and had two RBI for the Orioles.Schoop got his 15th homer leading off the eighth on an 0-1 hanging slider from Chris Archer (4-13), who leads the majors in losses. Schoop is 5 for 13 with two homers in his career against the Rays opening day starter.I felt like I threw the ball well, but not well enough, Archer said. I did get deep. At the end of the day, if I could have one pitch back it would be the second pitch that I threw to Schoop. I left a cookie out there.Schoop has 10 game-winning RBI, one behind team leader Chris Davis.Its just fun watching a young player with the game starting to slow down for him, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.Archer gave up four runs and seven hits in 7 1/3 innings as Tampa Bay lost for the 23rd time in 26 games.Brad Miller had a one-out double in the ninth off Zach Britton and went to third on a wild pitch. After Evan Longoria was intentionally walked, Britton struck out Logan Morrison and Steven Souza Jr. to earn his 28th save in as many chances.After Souzas bases-loaded RBI grounder in the first, Tampa Bay went up 2-0 on Logan Forsythes run-scoring single in the second. Eleven of the Rays 19 batters through three innings against Yovani Gaallardo reached base.dddddddddddduke Maile, recalled from Triple-A Durham, made it 3-1 with a third-inning RBI single.Alvarez hit his 10th homer in the third and added an RBI double two innings later that got Baltimore within a run at 3-2. Baltimore tied it at 3 in the sixth on Matt Wieters RBI grounder.Gallardo allowed three runs, eight hits and walked four over five innings.MOVING DAYOrioles: LHP Donnie Hart had his contract purchased from Double-A Bowie.Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier (broken left hand) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list after missing almost two months. Its like another opening day for me, said Kiermaier, who went 0 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. ... RHP Kevin Jepsen, released by Minnesota after going 2-5 with a 6.16 ERA in 33 games, was signed to a one-year contract. Jepsen thinks he has corrected a mechanical flaw that had him getting hit at an incredible pace. He had a 1-2-3 ninth. ... RHPs Ryan Garton and Tyler Sturdevant were optioned to Durham.COBBS CONDITIONRays RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) will have a bullpen session Sunday instead of making his third rehab start for Class A Charlotte. Manager Kevin Cash said Cobb, who lasted just a combined 1 2/3 through two starts, is working on mechanics that have been a little bit out of whack.TRAINERS ROOMOrioles: Showalter said Wieters and Britton are both OK after getting food poisoning during their All-Star Game trip. ... OF Hyun Soo Kim (right hamstring) may not start this weekend. ... 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