Sunday, September 11, 2016
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The Minnesota Vikings take on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at LP Field. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41. Last season the Vikings were 14-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 4-12-1. The Titans had an over/under record of 9-6-1 and they were 4-11-1 against the spread.
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Minnesota scored 23 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 16th in the NFL. In the passing department, they averaged 18 passes on 28 attempts for a 64% percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 183 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 31st in the league. The Vikings ran for an average of 138 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranked them 4th in the NFL. They also ran 61 plays per contest and averaged 5.3 yards per play for an average of 321 yards per game, ranking their offense 28th overall last season. The Vikings averaged 19 first downs per game which ranked them 24th in the league. They accumulated 49.6 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, which ranked 29th in the NFL.
Minnesota allowed 235 passing yards per game, ranking 12th in the league, and they allowed 19 points per contest on defense, which ranked 5th. They gave up 22 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Vikings allowed 109 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for a 4.2 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 17th in the NFL. Minnesota allowed 344 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 13th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.4 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 6.8 penalties for 55.3 yards per game, ranking them 11th among all teams in the league.
Tennessee averaged 19 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 28th in the NFL. In the passing department, they completed 21 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 62% percent completion percentage. They threw for 219 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 26th. The Titans ran for an average of 93 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 25th on the ground. They also ran 61 plays per game and averaged 5.1 yards per play for a total of 312 yards per game, ranking them 30th in the league on offense. The Titans got an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranked 27th. They averaged 48.7 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 32nd in the NFL.
Tennessee allowed an average of 230 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 7th in the league. Their defense overall allowed 26 points per contest, which had them ranked 27th. They gave up 20 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Titans allowed 112 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 18th in the NFL. Tennessee allowed 342 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranked 12th in the league. They forced 1.2 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 61.4 yards in each contest, ranking 21st.
Teddy Bridgewater finished his last game of last season with 146 yards through the air for Minnesota. He completed 17 passes out of 24 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Vikings were led in rushing by Adrian Peterson, who finished with 45 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Stefon Diggs led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 26 yards. He had an average of 7 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Minnesota got a total of 14 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 6 passing, and 4 by penalty. They ran 56 total plays for 183 yards for the game. The Vikings ran for 58 yards on 29 attempts.
Alex Tanney finished his last game of last season with 99 yards through the air for Tennessee. He completed 10 passes out of 14 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Titans were led in rushing by David Cobb, who finished with 73 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Delanie Walker led the team in receiving with 9 receptions for 94 yards. He had an average of 10 yards per reception in the contest. Tennessee got a total of 14 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 8 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 58 total plays for 231 yards for the game. The Titans ran for 137 yards on 27 attempts.
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota was 4-12-1 against the over/under last season
Minnesota had an ATS record of 14-3-0 last season
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee was 9-6-1 against the over/under last season
Tennessee had an ATS record of 4-11-1 last season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/16 WR Charles Johnson Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
09/07/16 LB Eric Kendricks Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
09/07/16 RB Jerick McKinnon Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
09/02/16 T Matt Kalil Leg "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
08/31/16 T Mike Harris Undisclosed PUP
08/31/16 TE MyCole Pruitt Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
08/30/16 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee IR
08/11/16 QB Taylor Heinicke Foot out indefinitely
09/07/16 TE Anthony Fasano Knee "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/07/16 LB Nate Palmer Ribs "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/02/16 WR Kendall Wright Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
08/11/16 T Byron Bell Ankle out for season
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tennessee
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