If the Minnesota Vikings want to have any hopes of competing in 2020, they’re going to have to get things turned around quickly. That’s going to be a tall order this week as they play host to the Tennessee Titans, who went to the AFC Championship Game last season.
The Vikings, as we know, have looked awful in their first two games, falling 43-34 to Green Bay in the opener and looking even worse in a 28-11 loss to Indianapolis last week. Kirk Cousins is coming off of what might be the worst game of his football life and the Vikings’ defense once again couldn’t get off the field in crucial situations. Other than that, though, things are fine.
The Titans come into this one sporting a 2-0 record. They took down the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football to start the season by a score of 16-14 despite a disastrous performance from kicker Stephen Gostkowski. They followed that up with another narrow victory, defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-30 in their home opener in Week 2.
The Vikings have beaten the Titans the last couple of times these two teams have met. The Vikings opened the 2016 season in Nashville with a 25-16 victory that featured two defensive touchdowns, one by Danielle Hunter and one by Eric Kendricks. The last time the teams met in Minneapolis, the Vikings trounced the Titans by a score of 30-7 at the Metrodome behind a pair of touchdowns from Percy Harvin.
Kickoff for this one is scheduled for noon Central time on Sunday, and this week’s broadcast will be shown on the CBS family of networks. We’ll have plenty on this game as we get closer to kickoff.