When the Vikings come to NRG Stadium next fall, the three men who've been head coach of the Texans will all be in the building together.
Current head coach Bill O'Brien will square off against a team led by Mike Zimmer. Minnesota's offensive coordinator is Gary Kubiak, who was the head coach in Houston from 2006-2013. On Monday, the Vikings announced the hire of Dom Capers as a senior defensive assistant. Capers was the first head coach in franchise history, starting in 2001 before the team hit the field in 2002. 2005 was his final season.
Capers has seen the Texans three of the last four seasons. He was a senior defensive assistant last fall with Jacksonville, and in 2016 he was a defensive coordinator with Green Bay. He held the same position with the Packers when they visited Houston in 2012. Capers also faced the Texans when he was an assistant with the Miami Dolphins in 2006 and 2007.
Kubiak, meanwhile, was the offensive coordinator in Baltimore when the Ravens visited NRG Stadium in 2014. He was Denver's head coach when the Texans and Broncos squared off in 2016.
The Vikings went 10-6 in 2019, and finished second in the NFC North. They beat New Orleans in the Wild Card playoff game, before falling at San Francisco in the Divisional round.
The day and time for the Vikings at Texans matchup will be announced when the NFL schedule gets released sometime in April.