The Vikings won the coin toss and chose to defer to the second half, giving the visiting team the football first. The Titans got a 44-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill to Kalif Raymond on their second play from scrimmage to get into Minnesota territory, but the Vikings’ defense tightened up and forced the Titans to settle for a Stephen Gostkowski field goal attempt. The former Patriot connected from 39 yards out, and the Titans took an early 3-0 lead.
Minnesota went three-and-out on their first drive, which is not terribly surprising. The Titans picked up one first down on their ensuing drive, but a botched snap on third down resulted in a 20-yard loss and forced a Tennessee punt. On the second play of the ensuing drive, the Titans forced a fumble from Dalvin Cook, which was recovered by Rashaan Evans and taken to the Minnesota 20. But the defense firmed up again, and Gostkowski connected from 31 yards out to make it 6-0.
The Vikings’ offense looked outstanding on their next drive, mixing in runs with a couple of nice passes to Justin Jefferson. Cook more than made up for his fumble, concluding the drive with a 39-yard touchdown run, with Dan Bailey’s extra point making it 7-6 late in the first quarter.
As we move to the second quarter of play, the Titans are looking at a 1st-and-10 from the Minnesota 29-yard line.
We’ve finished the first quarter in Minneapolis, and the Vikings have a one-point lead over the Titans, 7-6. Come join us for the second quarter of play!