Powered by 321 yards from Ryan Tannehill, and a total team offensive output of 444 yards, the Tennessee Titans held on against the Minnesota Vikings in a thrilling 31-30 victory, Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020 in US Bank Stadium in Minnesota. The Titans rushing game contributed to this with with 134 yards and two rushing touchdowns, to support a 321 yards, zero touchdowns effort by Ryan Tannehill.
Tannehill contributed to this win by completing 23 of 37 passes, finishing the game with 321 yards, one interception, zero touchdowns and a QB rating of 78.80.
The Titans deployed a rushing game led by Derrick Henry and Darrynton Evans. For the game, Henry carried the ball 26 times and rushed for 119 yards, leading to two touchdowns. Evans supplemented by carrying the ball three times for a total of nine yards. In the passing game, the Titans’ top receivers were Kalif Raymond and Corey Davis. Raymond caught three passes for a total of 118 yards, while Davis contributed with 69 yards from five passes.
With one forced fumble, two tackles for loss and two sacks , the Titans got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.
For the Vikings, Kirk Cousins ended the day having completed 16 of 27 passes, leading to 251 yards, two interceptions and three touchdowns. His performance resulted in a QB rating of 96.40.
The Vikings’ rushing game was led by Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison. For the game, Cook carried the ball 22 times, rushed for 181 yards, and one touchdown. Mattison supplemented and carried the ball a total of eight times for a total of 27 yards. Meanwhile Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Vikings. Thielen caught three passes from Cousins for a total of 29 yards, while Jefferson contributed with 175 yards from seven passes.
In a losing effort, the Vikings defense contributed with one sack , one forced fumble, two tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the game.
With the win, the Titans leave with a record of 1-0 for the season, while the Vikings record for the season is now 0-1.