September 08, 2016

MINNESOTA (11-6) at TENNESSEE TITANS (3-13)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 3

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 8-4

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Titans 30-7, Oct. 7, 2012

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 10, Titans No. 27

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (4), PASS (31).

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (17), PASS (12).

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (25), PASS (23).

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (18), PASS (7).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings open season on road for fourth straight season. ... Vikings return all 11 starters from defense that gave up 19.3 points per game last season, fifth fewest in NFL. ... RB Adrian Peterson led NFL rushing for third time last season with 1,485 yards, joining Hall of Famers Marion Motley and Curtis Martin as third RB to lead league in rushing at age of 30 or older. He also tied for NFL lead with 11 TDs rushing. ... Both Vikings and Titans have won three straight season openers. ... QB Shaun Hill posted passer rating of 157.9 in last game at Tennessee on Sept. 23, 2012, with Detroit. ... QB Sam Bradford threw career-high 3,725 yards last season with Philadelphia as teammate with now-Titans RB DeMarco Murray. Bradford was acquired last week. ... WR Stefon Diggs led NFC rookies with 720 yards receiving. ... Cordarrelle Patterson led NFL averaging 31.8 yards per kickoff return, and also returned two kicks for TDs. ... Titans' wins in three straight season openers tied for fourth-best streak. ... Titans added 22 players since end of last season. ... QB Marcus Mariota tied Peyton Manning for most games with three or more TD passes as rookie with four in 2015. Mariota became first rookie to throw for four or more TDs with no interceptions in two games. ... Murray leads all active players with 28 TDs rushing since 2013 and is second with 3,668 yards rushing. ... Delanie Walker set franchise tight end records with 94 catches for 1,088 yards receiving in 2015. ... WR Andre Johnson is NFL's active leader with 1,053 catches and 14,100 yards receiving. ... Only second time these franchises have opened season against each other. Vikings beat then-Houston Oilers 38-7 to open 1989 season. ... Fantasy Tip: Mariota threw four TD passes and had perfect passer rating in NFL debut.

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