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

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Vikings takeaway No. 1

The run defense was atrocious.

Coming into this exhibition game, beat reporters watching the joint practices were raving about how the Minnesota Vikings were able to slow down and contain the Titans' rushing attack on a regular basis.

That was definitely not the case on Saturday night. Tennessee carried the ball 40 times, accumulating 281 yards on the ground. That includes an embarrassing 55-yard run by Titans' running back Julius Chestnut that went for a score.

Even more concerning is that 91 of those yards came on 11 runs by quarterback Malik Willis. The Vikings have always seemed to struggle against mobile quarterbacks and that problem still existed on Saturday night.

There is still time for the Vikings to tighten up their run defense if they don't want to put aa ton of pressure on their offense to win high-scoring affairs. Hopefully, they can put in a lot of work to not allow 7 yards per carry in the future.