Minnesota Vikings vs Tennessee Titans: Preseason game review

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Sep 3, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; General view of Nissan Stadium during the first of the Tennessee Titans game against the Minnesota Vikings. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings traveled to Tennessee to take on the Titans in what was their final preseason game of the season.  They found themselves losing this game, 17-24.

For the Vikings, this was their fifth game, since they were a part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game as well as the standard four games for each team.  For the Titans, this was one more chance for them to get their rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota on the same page as the rest of Tennessee’s offense.

At stake in this game, was Mike Zimmer’s undefeated preseason record since becoming the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.  However, that wasn’t a major factor in this game for Zimmer, as he rested his first team offense and defense, including Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson, in an effort to be ready for the start of the National Football League’s 2015 season and make sure that the players get to week 1 safely.

Despite all that, this game was far from meaningless.  There were many young players fighting for their professional football futures in this contest.  Some folks dub the final preseason game as being the most meaningless of the meaningless games, but to me, it could be a great opportunity to see an unknown young player who might one day become a star.

The game was played on September 3, 2015 and had many good, bad, and confusing moments for the Minnesota Vikings.  Let’s take a look at the good moments first from the 17-24 loss.

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