Time to find out if the Vikings can show any signs of life or if the nightmare season is going to continue. With their backs against the wall, Mike Zimmer's team has a tough matchup against an undefeated Titans team.
Despite being banged up, the Vikings have the talent to win this game in fan-less U.S. Bank Stadium. But they have to actually go out and execute, something they've done very little of in the first two weeks of the season. This should be interesting, at the very least.
Here's everything you need to get ready for the game.
Will's pick: Titans 27, Vikings 17
Unfortunately for the Vikings, these first two weeks didn't look like a fluke. This is a team with major holes at guard, defensive tackle, and cornerback, with a struggling quarterback and some key injuries not helping things either. The Vikings are probably still going to win 5-7 games because they have plenty of talent and some young players should improve, but I can't pick them to win this week based on what I've seen so far.
Last week's pick: Vikings 30, Colts 24. Season record: 1-1
Mark Fields II and George Iloka are the two practice squad players who have been promoted to the active roster for this game. Here are the inactives:
Kris Boyd, who was questionable with a hamstring injury, is active and could play major snaps as the No. 3 cornerback. Chad Beebe is active for the first time as the No. 4 receiver. With no Osborn, expect Beebe and Ameer Abdullah to handle return duties.
Also of note for this game is that the Vikings are able to increase the volume of certain sound effects, including the Gjallarhorn, compared to the limits from Week 1.
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Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Fans allowed: 250 (select staff and family members)
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. CT
Betting Line: Titans -2.5
TV Channel: CBS (Andrew Catalon, A.J. Ross, James Lofton)
Radio: 100.3 KFAN (Paul Allen, Pete Bercich, Ben Leber, Greg Coleman)
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