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Minnesota Viking tight end and Litchfield native John Carlson makes a catch in the first half of a preseason game on Friday at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Associated Press.

NFL: Texans top Vikings in preseason opener


MINNEAPOLIS — DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson both showed off their first-round talent.

Hopkins caught a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans in a 27-13 preseason victory on Friday over Minnesota.

The Vikings also showcased their rookie wide receiver, too, during a flashy first half by Patterson.

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