Minnesota Vikings Best and Worst: Week 3 vs. Tennessee Titans

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What were the best and worst things from the Minnesota Vikings Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans?

The Minnesota Vikings entered Week 3 with their backs against the wall. With an 0-2 record where both losses were lopsided and disappointing, it was up to the team to turn things around against the Tennessee Titans.

Sadly, there wasn’t a lot to indicate the purple and gold were capable of a turnaround. The offense had looked anemic and the defense couldn’t get off the field. But somehow things did look different this Sunday.

Minnesota came out and showed some heart of offense and defense. The team did a great job containing the run game of Derrick Henry while putting points on the board to put pressure on Tennessee.

Sadly, the Minnesota Vikings couldn’t hold on to the lead and fell to the Titans by a final score of 30-31. The purple and gold move to 0-3 on the season with tough games against the Texans and Seahawks coming up.

There were some positives and negatives from this game that need to be broken down before looking too far ahead. Let’s take a look at those things starting with the best thing the purple and gold did in Week 3.

(Note: All stats via ESPN)