Titans at Vikings Week Five Capsule

TENNESSEE TITANS (1-3) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-1)

SERIES

TITANS VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER   7-4
STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Munchak: 0-0 Frazier: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 38-14 at Texans W 20-13 at Lions
LAST GAME 9/28/08: Vikings 17 at Titans 30. Tennessee RB Chris Johnson rushes for 61 yards & 2 TDs (1, 6) as Titans race to 20-7 1st-half lead en route to victory.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/24/04: Vikings 20, Titans 3. Minnesota RB Moe Williams (1-yard rush) & WR Marcus Robinson (2-yard rec.) score 2nd-quarter TDs in home win.
BROADCAST CBS (3:25 PM CT): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 91 (Ten.), 113 (Min.). XM: 229 (Min.). 

STATS

PASSING Locker: 67-106-781-4-2-90.2 Ponder: 84-123-824-4-0-97.7
RUSHING C. Johnson: 58-186-3.2-0 Peterson: 79-332-4.2-2
RECEIVING Wright (R): 18-148-8.2-2 Harvin: 30 (3L)-299-10.0-0
OFFENSE 314.5 321.8
TAKE/GIVE -6 +1
DEFENSE 421.5 313.5
SACKS 6 tied: 1 Griffen: 3
INTs Verner: 1 Robinson: 1
PUNTING Kern: 49.3 Kluwe: 46.0
KICKING Bironas: 27 (9/9 PAT; 6/8 FG) Walsh (R): 36 (9/9 PAT; 9/10 FG)

NOTES

TITANS: Have won 10 of past 13 on road vs. NFC…QB JAKE LOCKER passed for career-high 378 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 113 rating in only start vs. NFC (vs. Det. on 9/23/12)…RB CHRIS JOHNSON posted season-best 141 rush yards last week. Has 29 career 100-yard rush games & Titans are 21-8 (.724) in such games. In 17 career games vs. NFC, Johnson averages 97.4 rush yards per game & has 17 rush TDs…WR NATE WASHINGTON averages 22.8 yards per catch in ’12 (10 rec., 228 yards). Has 100+ rec. yards in 4 of past 6 vs. NFC…Rookie WR KENDALL WRIGHT has TD catch in 2 of past 3…Since ’11, TE JARED COOK ranks 3rd in AFC among TEs with 959 rec. yards (ROB GRONKOWSKI, 1,587; AARON HERNANDEZ, 969)…G STEVE HUTCHINSON spent 6 seasons with Vikings (2006-11)…LB AKEEM AYERS leads team with 44 tackles…KR-RB DARIUS REYNAUD is tied for longest KR-TD (105) in NFL in ’12 (PERCY HARVIN)VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER is only NFL starting QB with 0 INTs (123 att.). Has 97.7 rating with 4 pass TDs & has 1 rush TD…Since entering NFL in 2007, RB ADRIAN PETERSON leads league with 7,084 rush yards & 66 rush TDs. Had 102 rush yards last week. Rushed for 2 TDs in last meeting. In 20 games vs. AFC, has rushed for 2,162 yards (108.1 per game) & 22 TDs…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN had 105-yard KR-TD last week & is 1 of 5 players in NFL history with 5+ KR-TDs in 1st 4 seasons. CB-PR MARCUS SHERELS had 77-yard PR-TD last week, 1st career TD. Vikings are 1st team in NFL history to record both KR-TD & PR-TD in same game 3 different times. Harvin ranks 3rd in NFL with 30 receptions. Since Ponder’s 1st start (10/23/11), Harvin has 92 receptions, 4th most in NFL. In past 3 vs. AFC, has 26 catches for 344 yards (114.7 per game) & 2 TDs…DE JARED ALLEN has 34 sacks in past 29, incl. 22.5 in past 18. Since entering NFL in 2004, Allen has NFL-best 107 sacks. LB CHAD GREENWAY had 11 tackles in last meeting. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN & DT LETROY GUION each had career-best 2 sacks last week.


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