Vikings vs. Titans: Top 5 takeaways from preseason Week 2

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The Minnesota Vikings hosted the Tennessee Titans for the second preseason game and there were some interesting takeaways to unpack from the exhibition contest.

Week 2 of the preseason is in the books for the Minnesota Vikings and the team came up short against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday Aug. 19 by a final score of 16-24, bringing the purple and gold to an 0-2 preseason record.

The Titans boast one of the strongest defenses in the NFL. A well-coached team, Tennessee decided to have quarterback Malik Willis, adding to the challenge of facing them without putting starters in the lineup.

Minnesota held joint practices with the Titans leading up to this game at U.S. Bank Stadium and will have a similar situation when the Arizona Cardinals come to town for the Vikings' final preseason game of the year.

Before looking ahead to the Cardinals, let's take a look at some takeaways from the Minnesota Vikings during Week 2 of the preseason and what they could mean for the team heading into the 2023 NFL season.