At the moment, both teams are thin at the CB position
An obvious disclaimer: The Vikings cornerbacks have struggled in 2020. A youth movement is in full effect inside Mike Zimmer’s secondary. Through two games, the maturity is taking its time.
On the Week 3 matchup, Vikings corners Cameron Dantzler, Mike Hughes, and Kris Boyd are all dealing with an injury. Dantzler and Hughes have been ruled out for the Titans game and Boyd is questionable. That leaves rookies Jeff Gladney and Harrison Hand healthy, as well as Holton Hill. It may be a scary prognosis if the aforementioned three ailing defensive backs are unable to go this Sunday.
But, the Titans secondary is also banged up. Defensive backs Malcolm Butler, Jonathan Joesph, and Chris Jackson all showed up on Tennesse’s injury report this week. That leaves LSU rookie Kristian Fulton, Chris Milton, and Tye Smith as the healthy players remaining on the Titans cornerback depth chart.
Therefore, it’s an odd likeness for both teams to been ravaged by injury at such an early point in the season. We will see if the run-happy teams exploit the opposition’s encumbered secondaries.