Here is a review with grades from the Minnesota Vikings game against the Tennessee Titans, with a peek ahead to week 2 versus the Green Bay Packers.
The Minnesota Vikings theme for their week 1 matchup with the Titans, “Do your job”, was executed brilliantly. The game was by far flawless, but a lot of grit and a little flash went a long ways, and the Vikings came out on top 25-16.
Well, this was a game that gave Vikings fans mixed emotions throughout, and going in to halftime down 10-0 began to spark memories of last seasons “Beating in the Bay” to open the season. Upon further review, it wasn’t nearly as bad as it initially seemed, with Blair Walsh missing his first 2 field goal opportunities of the season and leaving us with a donut going in to halftime.
If Mike Mularky can teach Mariota and the rest of his offense to master the super slick transitioning on the line of scrimmage, where he moved and slid tight ends and running backs to wide receiver positions and all over across the line of scrimmage that team is going to become a difficult one to cover.
In the first half of the game that style of offense kept our defense on its heels. The defense was still firm allowing only the 1 touchdown in the first half on a particularly amazing solo effort from DeMarco Murray.
Next: Overall look at the game