The Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings both lost in Week 1 of the preseason.
The Titans fell to the Chicago Bears 23-17 because of a few screen passes from Justin Fields and the Vikings were unable to stop Drew Lock in a 24-13 Seattle win.
The Titans and Vikings are both in quarterback purgatory with Ryan Tannehill and Kirk Cousins, but at least the Titans are trying to get out of it. We’ll see more of Will Levis and Malik Willis from Mike Vrabel’s team while Kevin O’Connell will give the majority of the snaps to Nick Mullens and Jaren Hall.
Let’s get into the odds and take a deeper look at this matchup.
Titans vs. Vikings odds, spread and total
Titans vs. Vikings prediction and pick
Tennessee's coverage lapsed early, and it couldn’t tackle DJ Moore or Khalil Herbert who took off with long touchdowns on screen passes. However, that was a bit fluky for FIelds to go 3-for-3 for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
Outside of those plays, the Titans held up pretty well, even with Mike Vrabel not coaching.
Well, they held up everywhere but the offensive line. The Titans allowed eight sacks in the game. Some of that had to do with an offensive line that needs improvement, but it also had to do with the fact that Will Levis and Malik Willis are two young inexperienced quarterbacks.
Jordan Addison, Minnesota’s first-round wide receiver, looked very good in his preseason debut, but only had one catch for 22 yards, so it’s not like he was a huge factor.
The Titans on the other side are very thin at receiver and may have lost Treylon Burks for an extended time after a knee injury suffered in practice this week.
So to recap, we have a struggling offensive line with inexperienced QBs and a thin receiver corps in Tennessee against Nick Mullens and Jaren Hall, who aren’t exactly world beaters. I’ll take the under, because that sounds like a recipe for a low-scoring game.
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