Titans seek 1st 3-0 start since 2008, visit winless Vikings

TENNESSEE (2-0) at MINNESOTA (0-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE — Titans by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Titans 0-2; Vikings 0-2

SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 9-4

LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Titans 25-16 on Sept. 11, 2016, at Tennessee

LAST WEEK — Titans beat Jaguars 33-30; Vikings lost to Colts 28-11

AP PRO32 RANKING — Titans No. 11; Vikings No. 25

TITANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (13), PASS (20).

TITANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (23), PASS (22).

VIKINGS OFFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (20), PASS (32).

VIKINGS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (28), PASS (28).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Tennessee’s only win in six matchups with Minnesota since the franchise moved from Houston in 1997 came in Nashville in 2008. … The Vikings are 7-1 at home in the series, with the only loss coming to the Oilers at the Metrodome in 1992. They beat the Titans there in 2001, 2004 and 2012. … The Titans are 2-0 for the first time since 2008, when they won their first 10 games. They beat the Vikings in Week 4 that year. … Titans QB Ryan Tannehill, who led the NFL in passer rating in 2019, posted a 145.7 passer rating against the Jaguars. That was the second-highest mark of his career and seventh best in franchise history. … Titans RB Derrick Henry, the NFL rushing leader in 2019 with 1,540 yards, ranks second in the league with 200 yards. He has a league-high 56 carries, four more than Josh Jacobs of the Raiders. … The Vikings are 0-2 for the first time in seven seasons under head coach Mike Zimmer. They went 0-3 in 2013 on the way to a 1-7 start under head coach Leslie Frazier. … The Vikings have been outscored 37-13 in the first half. They’re last in the league in time of possession with an average of 20:10 per game. … Vikings QB Kirk Cousins, who was fourth in the NFL in passer rating last season at a career-best 107.4, is currently last in the league with a 61.9 mark. … Fantasy tip: Titans TE Jonnu Smith had a career-high 84 yards receiving against the Jaguars and has three TDs, tied with Tyler Higbee of the Rams for the most among NFL tight ends. The Vikings are missing four-time Pro Bowl LB Anthony Barr, who suffered a season-ending injury to his right pectoral muscle last week.

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