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Behind Enemy Lines: A Quick Look at the Minnesota Vikings


NASHVILLE – The Titans face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Here's a quick look at the Vikings:

Record: 0-2.

Last game: September 20, 2020: Colts 28, Vikings 11.

Points for/against: 22.5/35.5 ppg.


Offense: 29th overall, 278.5 ypg (20th rushing, 32nd passing).

Defense: 29th overall, 438.0 ypg (28th rushing, 29th passing).


Head coach: Mike Zimmer.


QB: Kirk Cousins (30-of-51, 372 yards, 2 TDs, 4 INTs, 61.9 rating).

Top RB: Dalvin Cook (26 carries, 113 yards, 3 TDs).

Top WR: Adam Thielen (9 catches, 141 yards, 2 TD).

Top TE: Kyle Rudoph (2 catches, 28 yards).


Sacks: CB Holton Hill (1), DE Yannick Ngakoue (1).

Leading tackler: LB Eric Kendricks (18).

Interceptions: LB Eric Wilson (1).

Take/Give: -3 (1/4).

Kicker: Dan Bailey (2-of-2 FGs, 1-of-1 PATs).

Punter: Britton Colquitt 41.3 (34.7).

Last meeting: September 11, 2016: Vikings 25, Titans 16.

Of note:

-Vikings receiver Tajae Sharpe played for the Titans from 2016-2019.

-Vikings punter Britton Colquitt played at the University of Tennessee.

-Titans safety Amani Hooker is from Minneapolis and he attended Parker Center High School.

-Titans safety Chris Jackson was born in Minneapolis.

-Titans tight end MyCole Pruitt was originally selected by the Vikings in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

-Titans fullback Khari Blasingame was signed by Tennessee off of Minnesota's practice squad during the 2019 season.

Injury Report

-CB Cameron Dantzler (rib)

-LB Troy Dye (foot)

-CB Mike Hughes (neck)

-RB Mike Boone (concussion)

-T Riley Reiff (ankle)

Titans coach Mike Vrabel on what challenges the Vikings present in Week Three:

"This defense, they're a good defense. They're talented. They're well-coached. I think we have to be very concerned with this running back, dynamic. They get two good tight ends. (Adam) Thielen is fantastic. He's tough to cover in single coverage. They've got two really good safeties. Their linebackers are active. It'll be important for us to get moving on these guys and to have a plan that our players are confident in."

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