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Vikings at Titans NFL Week One Capsule



STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Zimmer: 0-0 Mike Mularkey: 0-1
LAST GAME 10/07/12: Titans 7 at Vikings 30. Minnesota QB Christian Ponder throws for 258 yards & 2 TDs. Vikings WR Percy Harvin has 108 receiving yards & scores 2 TDs (1 rec., 1 rush).
LAST GAME AT SITE 09/28/08: Titans 30, Vikings 17. Tennessee rushes for 3 TDs led by RBs Chris Johnson (2) & LenDale White (1). Titans’ defense forces 4 turnovers (3 FR, 1 INT) & records 4 sacks.
REFEREE Walt Coleman
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Chris Spielman, Krista Pink (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (Min), 121 (Ten). XM: 226 (Min), 228 (Ten).

2015 STATS

PASSING Sam Bradford (Phi.): 346-532-3725-19-14-86.4 Marcus Mariota: 230-370-2818-19-10-91.5
RUSHING Adrian Peterson: 327-1485 (1L)-4.5-11 (T1L) DeMarco Murray (Phi.): 193-702-3.6-6
RECEIVING Stefon Diggs: 52-720-13.8-4 Delanie Walker (TE): 94-1088-11.6-6
OFFENSE 321.2 311.8
TAKE/GIVE +5 -14
DEFENSE 344.2 342.2
SACKS Everson Griffen: 10.5 Jurrell Casey, Brian Orakpo: 7
INTs Terence Newman: 3 4 tied: 1
PUNTING Jeff Locke: 41.6 Brett Kern: 47.4
KICKING Blair Walsh: 135 (33/37 PAT; 34/39 FG) Ryan Succop: 71 (29/31 PAT; 14/16 FG)


VIKINGS: Won NFC North last season, 1st division title since 2009…QB SAM BRADFORD passed for career-high 3,725 yards with 19 TDs last year with Phi. Set single-season Eagles records for comp. (346) & comp. pct. (65.03)…RB ADRIAN PETERSON led NFL in rushing (1,485 yards) & tied for NFL lead with 11 rush TDs last year. Is 1 of 3 in NFL history (HOFers MARION MOTLEY & CURTIS MARTIN) to lead NFL in rushing at 30+ years old…WR STEFON DIGGS led NFC rookies with 720 rec. yards & ranked 2nd with 52 catches in 2015. KR-WR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON led NFL with 31.8 KR avg. & 2 KR-TDs last year. Since entering NFL in 2013, leads NFL with 30.1 KR avg. & 4 KR-TDs…DE EVERSON GRIFFEN reached 10+ sacks (10.5) for 2nd consecutive season in 2015. LB ERIC KENDRICKS led team with 92 tackles last year. LB ANTHONY BARR had 67 tackles last year & has 65+ tackles in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons. CB TERENCE NEWMAN (12) led club in PD & INT (3) in 2015, his most INT in season since 2011 (4 with Dal.)… TITANS: MIKE MULARKEY was named 18th head coach in team history in Jan…QB MARCUS MARIOTA had 4 games with 3+ TD passes in 2015, tying PEYTON MANNING for most by rookie. Became only rookie in NFL history to have 2 games with 4+ pass TDs & 0 INTs…RB DE MARCO MURRAY makes Ten. debut. Since 2013, leads all active players with 28 rush TDs & is 2nd with 3,668 rush yards. RB DERRICK HENRY was selected No. 45 overall in 2016 NFL Draft. Won 2015 Heisman Trophy at Alabama…TE DELANIE WALKER set franchise TE records with 94 catches & 1,088 rec. yards last year. WR ANDRE JOHNSON joins Ten. & is active leader in catches (1,053) and rec. yards (14,100). Averages 76.2 rec. yards per game, 4th best mark in NFL history (min. 100 games)…Since 2013, DT JURRELL CASEY has 22.5 sacks, 2nd most by NFL DT. LB BRIAN ORAKPO has 47 career sacks & needs 3 to reach 50. S RASHAD JOHNSON joins Ten. from Az. Is only player in NFL with 15+ INTs (15) & 3+ INT-TDs (3) since 2012 (incl. playoffs).

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One Response to “Vikings at Titans NFL Week One Capsule”

  1. Oilers Forever says:

    And the quest for another No. 1 overall pick begins with a bang in Redneck Music City! The Vikings’ defense beats the Titans all by itself!

    You can take the Oilers out of Houston, but you’ll never take the Oilers out of the Titans!

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