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Two defensive touchdowns lead Vikings to win over Titans

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter, center, recovers a fumble by Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and returns it 24 yards for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) AP

Whether your quarterback is Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill or Sam Bradford, you’re probably going to win if you score two defensive touchdowns.

Today the Vikings’ quarterback was Hill, the placeholder between the injured Bridgewater and the recently acquired Bradford, and although Hill was fine, he wasn’t the reason the Vikings beat the Titans 25-16.

Instead, the reason the Vikings won was a stellar defense that did a number on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. In the third quarter, Minnesota’s Eric Kendricks picked off Mariota and returned it 77 yards for a touchdown, and in the fourth quarter Danielle Hunter picked up a Mariota fumble on a botched exchange and raced 24 yards for another touchdown.

In the first quarter it looked like the Titans’ “Exotic Smashmouth” offense would pay dividends, with DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry each having a big play early. But for most of the game the Vikings were able to bottle them up.

The Vikings’ offense wasn’t great, but Hill was competent, completing 18 of 33 passes for 236 yards, with no turnovers. It remains to be seen whether Bradford will be any better than Hill — and if he is, whether he’s enough better to justify the first- and fourth-round picks the Vikings traded away to acquire Bradford.

Adrian Peterson had an ugly day for the Vikings, gaining just 31 yards on 19 carries. That may be a bigger concern than the quarterback position — something few were expecting heading into Week One.

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  1. thepftpoet says: Sep 11, 2016 4:03 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings are winning the Super Bowl this year.

    It couldn’t be anymore evident.

    Best Coach.
    Best Defense.
    Best Fans.

    The Dynasty is finally here.

    19-0.

    The Lombardi Trophy will be changed to the Zimmer Trophy when it’s all said and done.

    Let the Purple and Gold confetti fall….

    Our team is better than yours.

  2. skol4life says: Sep 11, 2016 4:04 PM

    Talent everywhere. Undeniable. Good work fellas!!

  3. whiteybulgersson says: Sep 11, 2016 4:04 PM

    AFC North standings 2016:

    1. Green Bay Packers (11-5)
    2. Chicago Bears (9-7)
    3. Detroit Lionts (8-8)
    4. Minnesota Vikings (6-10)

  4. ryanlatterell says: Sep 11, 2016 4:05 PM

    Pass protection was also great

  5. tjacks7 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:06 PM

    It was so cute when the Packers thought their defense was just as good as the Vikings because they gave up a similar number of yards. Just adorable.

  6. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 11, 2016 4:06 PM

    Congrats to the Vikings on a defensive victory.

    >

  7. 250dollarnflowner says: Sep 11, 2016 4:06 PM

    the score was a lot closer than it should’ve been. Walsh and a few bad penalties keep it close. defense looked really dominant. good game Titans fans, your QB looks good

  8. darkneptune73 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:07 PM

    AP will be fine. He’ll be facing the swiss cheese packers defense.

  9. fmc651 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:08 PM

    But delusional packer fans thinks their defense is just as good. All the while ignoring the fact that Jags didn’t even bother to block Fabio on a run and he still missed the tackle.

  10. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:09 PM

    adrian peterson is just uninspiring.

  11. fmc651 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:10 PM

    Tokyo posting as the poet again. Give it a rest packer troll.

  12. dirtyhelmet says: Sep 11, 2016 4:17 PM

    whiteybulgersson says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:04 PM

    AFC North standings 2016:

    1. Green Bay Packers (11-5)
    2. Chicago Bears (9-7)
    3. Detroit Lionts (8-8)
    4. Minnesota Vikings (6-10)

    ////////////////////////////////

    Brilliant take on the AFC North…….

  13. stellarperformance says: Sep 11, 2016 4:18 PM

    Luckiest team in the NFL.

  14. fmc651 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:19 PM

    Hill threw for 236
    Rodgers threw for 199 picking up where he left off last year.

  15. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 11, 2016 4:20 PM

    The Vikings didn’t beat the Titans, the Titans beat themselves.

  16. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 11, 2016 4:20 PM

    ort comment
    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:06 PM
    Congrats to the Vikings on a defensive victory.
    ——————
    Congrats to the Packers on a ?. . . victory. Ur offensive was pedestrian, and the juicy fruit twins (Matthews and Peppers) on defense were beyond suspect. Good thing u were playing a mediocre team as we were, that I’ll admit. Playoff teams find a way to win. On to Week Two.

  17. 49tinakane says: Sep 11, 2016 4:20 PM

    Nice win by the vikings, hill didnt make any big mistakes but missed a wide open diggs for a td, hill cant throw much an you saw the titans stack 9 in the box against Ap…walsh is reason for concern as is the play calling of running ap up the damn middle every 1st down play…walsh an norv should be left in tennesse

  18. shaggytoodle says: Sep 11, 2016 4:24 PM

    Congrats to the Vikings on the W. The Defense bailed them out and while, Hill did play well as the starter and Diggs made some plays, AP was pretty weak today.

    Tough division game next week, good luck to the Viking fans watching their team in the “Super Bowl” next week.

  19. ragnarthemagnificent says: Sep 11, 2016 4:27 PM

    The Titans looked hapless in the 2nd half. Blair Walsh can get cut any time IMO. Still the Kings of the NFC N, Skol!!

  20. vikesfansteve says: Sep 11, 2016 4:27 PM

    The Vikings need to bring in competition for Walsh. To light a fire because his issues with miss FG’s and extra points is going to come back to cost them just like last year. They need to cut Locke tonight. AD needs to start playing in the preseason because he’s not ready yet. Bradford better get ready fast. The defense played ok and got lucky that the Titans played college ball and it cost them.

  21. pkrlvr says: Sep 11, 2016 4:28 PM

    Great defensive performance. My fantasy team thanks them. What’s pathetic is that you fans can’t celebrate without comparing yourselves to the Packers. Quite an inferiority complex y’all got there. The talk will quiet down next week when your defense can’t bail you out.

  22. whiteybulgersson says: Sep 11, 2016 4:31 PM

    Luckiest team in the NFL.

    ————————————-

    Gary Anderson and Blair Walsh grin at your comment.

  23. pkrlvr says: Sep 11, 2016 4:33 PM

    and the juicy fruit twins (Matthews and Peppers) on defense were beyond suspect. Good thing u were playing a mediocre team as we were, that I’ll admit.
    ——
    You guys just beat the Titans and you wanna talk about mediocre teams? And you may want to check the stats lines on Mathews and our D. We gave up 48 rushing yards for a 1.8 average….which was a lot better than your D. Mathews was very disruptive. You obviously didn’t watch the game.

  24. wafflestomp says: Sep 11, 2016 4:35 PM

    Well, it’s good to see the Barney’s offense is in midseason form!

  25. realfootballfan says: Sep 11, 2016 4:38 PM

    This is exactly why you don’t trade for Bradford. Do you really think he makes that much of a difference from Hill? The rest of that roster is stacked and if Bridgewater is irreparably broken, you could draft his successor in this upcoming draft.

  26. skolvikes says: Sep 11, 2016 4:43 PM

    pkrlvr says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:28 PM
    Great defensive performance. My fantasy team thanks them. What’s pathetic is that you fans can’t celebrate without comparing yourselves to the Packers. Quite an inferiority complex y’all got there. The talk will quiet down next week when your defense can’t bail you out.

    2 3
    ————

    Here we have a Packer troll whining in an article about the Vikings beating Tennessee by two scores about Vikings fans inferiority complex……

    Let that sink in for a moment.

  27. thepackerpoet says: Sep 11, 2016 4:48 PM

    I think after watching the Packers BEAT UP on the Jaguars, it’s clear that Green Bay will be Great again. And will win this division.

  28. skolvikes says: Sep 11, 2016 4:50 PM

    Considering Walsh left 7 points on the board and the Titans got a garbage time TD. It just as easily could have been a 32-10 final. In the end it was still a two score victory.

    25 unanswered points after the coaches made adjustments, and that’s with AP playing below average and Shaun Hill at QB.

  29. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 11, 2016 4:52 PM

    That Mike Wallace looked pretty good.

  30. fmc651 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:53 PM

    pkrlvr says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:28 PM
    Great defensive performance. My fantasy team thanks them. What’s pathetic is that you fans can’t celebrate without comparing yourselves to the Packers. Quite an inferiority complex y’all got there. The talk will quiet down next week when your defense can’t bail you out..
    )))))))))))))))))
    If you and your fellow packer trolls weren’t on every Vikings story trolling. There wouldn’t be this back and forth. You don’t see me commenting on packer stories. I don’t care about your fantasy team or the gb packers.

  31. Uptown Vike Fan says: Sep 11, 2016 4:55 PM

    Hill looked pretty good. I wonder who Zimmee starts at QB against the Packers?

    Walsh did not, they need to bring in some competition to light a fire under that guy.

  32. fmc651 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:59 PM

    shaggy
    Tough division game next week, good luck to the Viking fans watching their team in the “Super Bowl” next week.
    ))))))))))))))))))
    That’s nice you remembered Bud Grant’s line about the packers’s “Super Bowl” when they play the Vikings.

  33. dirtyhelmet says: Sep 11, 2016 5:00 PM

    thepackerpoet says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:48 PM

    I think after watching the Packers BEAT UP on the Jaguars, it’s clear that Green Bay will be Great again. And will win this division.

    //////////////////////////////////////

    Unfortunately, I didn’t get the Vikings game today and was forced to watch the packers game for my football fix. Judging by your comment, you must have watched the Vikings, because you clearly didn’t see the packers game. You may be able to argue that the officials beat up on the Jags a bit in the first half, but the packers certainly didn’t.

  34. greenbaylibrarybreathalyzer says: Sep 11, 2016 5:01 PM

    Last second LUCKY win by Green Bush…Jaguars blew it.
    Beat up on the Jags? 4 pt win with it undecided until last play…
    Packer..I mean choker fans must be drinking paint thinner again.

  35. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 11, 2016 5:03 PM

    realfootballfan says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:38 PM
    This is exactly why you don’t trade for Bradford. Do you really think he makes that much of a difference from Hill? The rest of that roster is stacked and if Bridgewater is irreparably broken, you could draft his successor in this upcoming draft.
    ————-
    Really??? You say that when we haven’t seen Bradford play yet??? Just wait, Cheeser. You’ll see next week why we made this trade. You’ll see.

  36. filthymcnasty3 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:03 PM

    Hey, what happened to Teddy?

  37. allight59 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:04 PM

    Jags have a very bad defense and GB still struggled. Doubt Erin can guide them past 20 points next week against the best D in the NFL. Bradford will start and the Vikings will put up at least 30. Looking forward to taking control the NFC North. Erin, keep throwing up desperation heaves like the one to Adams at the end of the first half…it’s your only hope to score.

  38. beer4guy says: Sep 11, 2016 5:10 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:18 PM
    Luckiest team in the NFL.
    ________________________

    You’re right! We are the luckiest team in the league because we have talent across the board and we have Zimmer as our head coach. We can win with our 3rd string QB and AP still knocking off the rust. Not many teams in the NFL have that luxury.

    This game worried me because Zim had very little tape on Mularky’s offense. But as great coaches do, Zimmer make the proper adjustments and Vikings defense not only shut down the Titans, but outscored them in the second half.

    You Packer trolls can take your one man team, pretty boy Rodgers. I’ll take my blue collar, hard nose, grind it out complete team any day!

  39. coltluger says: Sep 11, 2016 5:12 PM

    Jordy Nelson comes back and Erin Rodgers only puts up 199 against the jags? The dude’s skills are fading. I bet we can get a first rounder out of welfare Wisconsin for Hill – I mean, he outperformed Rodgers by a lot.

  40. coltluger says: Sep 11, 2016 5:14 PM

    Hill > Rodgers

  41. coltluger says: Sep 11, 2016 5:15 PM

    Hill+Diggs > Rodgers+Nelson.

  42. coltluger says: Sep 11, 2016 5:17 PM

    Zimmer > Mike McMuffin

  43. bighoser says: Sep 11, 2016 5:18 PM

    The Vikes’ D looked great and scored big for my fantasy team but that “offense” should concern Viking fans. They aren’t going to score 2 defensive TDs a week which they needed as AP had no room to run with bad blocking and the D stacking the box. Bradford better be able to make them pay for that or it’s going to be a lonnnnng season…

  44. coltluger says: Sep 11, 2016 5:19 PM

    35 year-old career backup Shawn Hill outperforms NFL MVP Erin Rodgers. That’s gotta sting in cheeseville.

  45. nflgtcfl says: Sep 11, 2016 5:21 PM

    Didn’t see the game. Did TEN stack the box to stop Peterson and force Hill to make some throws?

    If they did wouldn’t that explain a rough day for Peterson?

  46. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 11, 2016 5:25 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:10 PM

    Tokyo posting as the poet again. Give it a rest packer troll.
    ——————————————————
    Don’t try to pass this idiot off on Packer nation. He is clearly one of the truly delusional purple paste eaters. Every time the Vikings lose, he disappears like a fart in the wind. He is one of you, embrace his suck.

  47. blowfishes says: Sep 11, 2016 5:26 PM

    Walsh will be alright – he’s still young and will bring it all together. At least with him you feel we have a solid chance with long kicks if needed. Yes he missed one today into the wind, but on another day he’ll drill that through the uprights for a game winner.

    Peterson has started slowly before, but this game was more about getting the win rather than playing pretty. Bradford should be good to go with another week in the system, and Hill has proven that although he might not win you lots of games, he won’t throw them away either – though a couple of throws were nearly intercepted.

    Out OL played better in the second half, but the team seriously needs to cut back on the penalties.

  48. ryanlatterell says: Sep 11, 2016 5:28 PM

    Packers beat a jags team that will probably finish above 500 this year. That’s always a good thing.

    Looking forward to next week

    -vikes fan

  49. bastageman says: Sep 11, 2016 5:30 PM

    Some random thoughts: No running back is going to get yards running against 9 in the box and getting hit in the backfield or at the line of scrimmage every time he gets the ball. The defense did their job today, but the offense needs to score some TD’s. Walsh continues to look shaky, I don’t think he makes it through the season if he continues to be this unreliable.

  50. skol4life says: Sep 11, 2016 5:35 PM

    You’re right! We are the luckiest team in the league because we have talent across the board and we have Zimmer as our head coach. We can win with our 3rd string QB and AP still knocking off the rust. Not many teams in the NFL have that luxury.

    This game worried me because Zim had very little tape on Mularky’s offense. But as great coaches do, Zimmer make the proper adjustments and Vikings defense not only shut down the Titans, but outscored them in the second half.

    You Packer trolls can take your one man team, pretty boy Rodgers. I’ll take my blue collar, hard nose, grind it out complete team any day!
    —————
    Well said beer4guy. Kudos on that post

  51. mediasloppy says: Sep 11, 2016 5:46 PM

    Peterson seems to start out slow every year. Probably from not playing in the preseason. Everyone knows Vikings need their defense to win. What makes me happy is those young guys on defense making big plays are still on the team. You can bet your fanduel account those players were wanted in a ransom while the Vikings looked for a QB before getting Bradford.

  52. coltluger says: Sep 11, 2016 5:57 PM

    Barr > Fabio

  53. vikingsnyc5 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:59 PM

    whiteybulgersson says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:04 PM
    AFC North standings 2016:

    1. Green Bay Packers (11-5)
    2. Chicago Bears (9-7)
    3. Detroit Lionts (8-8)
    4. Minnesota Vikings (6-10)

    You are brilliant!!! This post doesnt even need a Vikings fan to tell you what we think of you.

  54. coltluger says: Sep 11, 2016 5:59 PM

    Packers will be looking for a QB halfway through the season.

  55. Frazier28/7 says: Sep 11, 2016 6:05 PM

    W is a W. Defense wins championships.

    Love Teddy, but it was nice to watch a quarterback throw passes farther than 10 yards consistently throughout the game.

    Bring on Green Bay!

  56. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 11, 2016 6:08 PM

    The first half looked a lot like the San Francisco game last year. No offense, no defense. The difference was that the team adjusted to what the Titans were doing in the second half and made some big plays on defense.

    Peterson couldn’t run against nine in the box, but Norv wouldn’t stop calling plays for him. I’d rather have a running back that doesn’t require so much defensive attention if this is how we’re going to use him. This is why we have so much trouble scoring touchdowns. If they dare you to pass, take the dare! Hill beat them a few times when they overcommitted to the run. Don’t be afraid, Norv!

  57. coltluger says: Sep 11, 2016 6:10 PM

    The groundskeeper needs to ask Erin if he’d like some salsa with his turf next week.

  58. minnescrotums says: Sep 11, 2016 6:16 PM

    coltluger says:
    Sep 11, 2016 6:10 PM
    The groundskeeper needs to ask Erin if he’d like some salsa with his turf next week.

    —–

    I thought Erin Henderson went to the Jets.

    Good one, though! I bet whoever is playing linebacker for the Yikes will be eating turf as they watch the Packers running past them, and running up the score.

  59. footballfan825 says: Sep 11, 2016 6:18 PM

    Awesome victory for the Vikings! Too bad that the jags couldn’t pull it out. Looks like it’s up to the Vikings to give the packers their first loss.

  60. minnescrotums says: Sep 11, 2016 6:33 PM

    I’m so confused as to where these Vikings fans are getting all this confidence. Ask yourselves: Would you have won the game if Marcus Mariota hadn’t spotted you 14 points?

    No. The answer is no.

    Your offense scored fewer points than the Titans offense.

    Counting on 2 TDs from your defense every week, especially against a good QB, seems really–REALLY–stupid.

  61. outlawshark says: Sep 11, 2016 6:38 PM

    Boogerloogey > Coltluger

  62. golforepar says: Sep 11, 2016 6:54 PM

    2 Defensive TDs? And barely beat the worst team in the NFL? Wow! Time to start getting ready for ice fishing!

  63. coltluger says: Sep 11, 2016 6:58 PM

    outlawshark says:
    Sep 11, 2016 6:38 PM
    Boogerloogey > Coltluger

    —————————————————————————-

    Wisconsin humor everybody. Drink-it-in . . .

  64. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 11, 2016 6:58 PM

    Great play by the defense. Was a bit disappointed with Griffen’s “shove” that negated the Hitman’s interception. To make matters worse it gave the Titan’s +15 yards. This sets the Titans up to score a TD- but at this point it’s practically garbage time anyway. If not for the penalty- Vikes D would have held them to to 10 total points (but the trolls will tell us yards allowed is a more important stat). Other then that- this D rocked! This D is for real and has the makings for a solid within-the-top-5 D.

    Not sure what to say about the O. Hill did better than expected. Makes me wonder if Bradford will play next week. Hill wasn’t the problem- at least he wasn’t later in the game- did miss some key throws though. Why not put a fullback in front of Peterson? Isn’t that what we did the season he almost broke Dickerson’s record? At least the Fullback takes out the first defender. Peterson might not prefer this- but if he gets the yards… Adam Thielen rocked too. Always comes up clutch when the team needs him to. Not bad for a slow white guy. Diggs absolutely Rocks! Good start.

  65. filthymcnasty3 says: Sep 11, 2016 7:06 PM

    I tuned in to watch Teddy Bridgewater paint another masterpiece today. Imagine my disappointment when I got to watch some stiff named Jonah Hill guide their impotent offense.

    What gives?

  66. frank booth says: Sep 11, 2016 7:11 PM

    Vikings’ fans are showing their intelligence again by comparing Shaun Hill to Aaron Rodgers. The offense scored o TD’s under Shaun Hill. Aaron Rodgers outscored the entire Viking offense by running for a TD, plus he threw for 2 more.

    Then, the Vikings’ fans try to build the Titans up as if they are a mediocre team. They aren’t much better this year, and they were tied for the Browns with the worst record in the NFL last year.

    I’ll bet there were a lot of soiled purple-and-gold Zubaz hitting the wash after the first half.

    Meanwhile, fmc651 zips about the internet, fecklessly accusing people of posting under multiple names if he doesn’t like what they say, and accusing anyone who speaks ill of the Vikings
    as being a Packer fan. Touchy, touchy.

    The Minnesota inferiority complex rears its ugly head after the first game.

  67. h0metownzero says: Sep 11, 2016 7:18 PM

    Where do I even start. That might have been the limpest offensive performance I’ve ever seen in my life. I can’t even imagine how many picks Spielman will be trading away this week.

    But Anna Kendrick looked pretty good on that pick 6.

  68. outlawshark says: Sep 11, 2016 7:40 PM

    Bruno Hockaloogie > coltluger

  69. nrns77 says: Sep 11, 2016 7:46 PM

    So do Vikings fans think their team can rely on two defensive scores every week? LOL

    Daily reminder your offense gave you 11 points today.

  70. cheeseisfattening says: Sep 11, 2016 7:57 PM

    Then, the Vikings’ fans try to build the Titans up as if they are a mediocre team. They aren’t much better this year, and they were tied for the Browns with the worst record in the NFL last year.
    —————————-
    There goes Mr. Telekinesis using his powers to tell us how the Titans will be this year. Well he must being saying the same things about the Packer fans talking up Jacksonville on the Packer thread. Let me go check.

  71. frank booth says: Sep 11, 2016 8:13 PM

    cheeseisfattening says:
    Sep 11, 2016 7:57 PM

    There goes Mr. Telekinesis using his powers to tell us how the Titans will be this year. Well he must being saying the same things about the Packer fans talking up Jacksonville on the Packer thread. Let me go check.
    ===================================
    While it’s flattering that you go around on PFT t0 check out my posts, and are clearly concerned about what I say, if you’ve been paying any attention to the NFL, the Jaguars have been talked about as one of the up-and-coming teams in the NFL by a lot of different outlets, prior to the start of the season. If you follow football at all, you wouldn’t have to rely on Packers posts to learn that. Can’t say that I’ve heard the same about the Titans, except from Vikings’ fans after their offense couldn’t score a single TD against them.

  72. chris1cat says: Sep 11, 2016 8:16 PM

    Like I said last night, only starters that mattered were the 11 for the Vikings. Don’t doubt me, Packers are next in line to be mowed down.
    Zim and the boyz ain’t playin’. 1-0 now 2-0 next Sunday Night!

  73. frank booth says: Sep 11, 2016 8:17 PM

    coltluger says:
    Sep 11, 2016 5:59 PM

    Packers will be looking for a QB halfway through the season.
    ===================================
    Vikings were looking for one before the start of the season. And they had one today who led his team to zero offensive TD’s.

  74. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 11, 2016 9:03 PM

    frank booth says:
    Sep 11, 2016 8:17 PM
    coltluger says:
    Sep 11, 2016 5:59 PM

    Packers will be looking for a QB halfway through the season.
    ===================================
    Vikings were looking for one before the start of the season. And they had one today who led his team to zero offensive TD’s.
    ——————–
    Hey frankie/stellar, we lost our franchise QB 8 days b/f the season started and we still won. How many teams could say that? Certainly not yours. Am I right? Of course I am.

  75. frank booth says: Sep 11, 2016 9:21 PM

    Hey Linda, if you’re “franchise” QB were still there, the result would have been the same: No TD passes, and the defense would have won the game for him.

    The Vikings beat the Titans, a team that went 3-13 a year ago, and was tied for the league lead in turnovers, which is exactly what killed them today. Big surprise.

  76. purpleguy says: Sep 11, 2016 9:41 PM

    Yeah Frankie, the Vikings D had nothing to do at all with the pick 6 or the second INT (called back) that would have prevented the game from having any appearance of being close. The point they’re trying to make is that we won by more than 2 scores with a scrub QB — the Pack didn’t. The Pack and their MVP QB should win this Sunday, but regardless, cheesers will be trolling this site like it’s some confirmation of greatness.

  77. coltluger says: Sep 11, 2016 9:55 PM

    Frank booth the packers homer rears its corpulent head.

  78. frank booth says: Sep 11, 2016 10:03 PM

    Neither team is great because it won one game. The Vikings have a good (maybe great) defense, and they won despite their QB, who couldn’t get in the end zone against a bad team. The Vikings defense and Adrian Peterson are what carried the Vikings last year as well, as Bridgewater typically couldn’t get the Vikings into the end zone either.

    The Packers played a better team today. Most people, outside of delusional Vikings’ fans, wouldn’t argue that.

    Don’t be like a typical Viking fan with the would, could, should have’s. There was no second interception, since there was a penalty on the play. The Packers won by 4, the Vikings by 6.

  79. cheeseisfattening says: Sep 11, 2016 10:20 PM

    Actually the Vikings won by 9 but don’t let a fact get in the way of your tilting at Viking fans.

    Actually most people do not put much faith in preseason speculation about 3-13 and 5-11 teams. You both need and try to pretend different.

  80. thisjplostadigittoo says: Sep 11, 2016 10:29 PM

    I like to read the stories on the nfc north. I gotta say, there’s some angry packer fans out there. I don’t see such strange trolling elsewhere. You can tell some of these mutiple names are from the same dude…. Weird. The Frank guy sounds smart, but can’t get math right? Vikings by 9…..

    W is a W in my hometown…. Any given Sunday.

  81. mnfaninil says: Sep 11, 2016 10:43 PM

    Tough start to the game, with the Titans consistently putting 10 in the box AP had nowhere to run. Will be fun to watch this team in about a month or so when Bradford gets comfortable. He has the talent to make teams pay for that strategy.

  82. ragnarthemagnificent says: Sep 11, 2016 10:44 PM

    The proof is only 7 days away kids.

  83. unmercifulone says: Sep 11, 2016 11:17 PM

    thisjplostadigittoo says: “I like to read the stories on the nfc north. I gotta say, there’s some angry packer fans out there. I don’t see such strange trolling elsewhere. You can tell some of these mutiple names are from the same dude…. Weird. The Frank guy sounds smart, but can’t get math right?”

    Booth is a Bears fan… which automatically makes him smarter than ANY cheesehead.

  84. tjacks7 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:07 AM

    Packer fans are funny. It’s been so long since they’ve had a good defense that they don’t even acknowledge them.

  85. gaetz23 says: Sep 12, 2016 8:42 AM

    Happy to file this one under “A win is a win”. It was one game against the Titans and the offense and special teams left way too many points on the field…points they will need to get in the next 2 weeks. On the other hand, the line pass protected a lot better and the receivers looked legit. Rudy, Diggs and Thielen all had good games. After one game, at least, it looks like some of the question marks from last season have answers. Waynes had himself a good game..Sharpe made 7 catches, but he had to work for them. That D-Line depth is unreal…even the backups Stephen and Hunter were difference makers.

    For all the trolls that said it “didn’t matter who quarterbacked the Vikings, how hard is it to hand off?” I give you exhibit A – Mariota not being able to hand it off to Murray on the game sealing TD – on how bad things can go when it isn’t done right.

    Should be a good game next week.

  86. leroysbutler says: Sep 12, 2016 8:48 AM

    Wide left. Wide left. Wide left.

  87. baleyk says: Sep 12, 2016 11:54 AM

    Titans fan here,
    First off, good game! Your defense has the potential to be a top 3 defense in the NFL.

    Second off, part of it IS fan loyalty, but to be fair, if Mariota didn’t turn the ball over in those situations and the Vikings didn’t score two defensive TDs, I do believe Tennessee would have won; those mistakes are rare, let alone for both to result in TDs is VERY rare, and a lot of credit goes to the defense. Other than those mistakes, watching Mariotas command of the offense and moving everyone around like chess pieces was fun to watch, and Tennessee will do Minnesota a favor in beating the Lions next week. Tennessee’s defense is better than the Colts defense, and Tennessee will be able to score more on the Lions bad defense than against Minnys defense. Good game, I still have a bitter taste in my mouth, but it’s just one game. now go get the Packers!

  88. skol4life says: Sep 12, 2016 12:23 PM

    baleyk-

    I was impressed with a lot of the things the Titans were doing to keep the Vikings off balance. Their defensive line is beastly and the offensive line is good as well. With Mariota, Henry and Murray they should be competitive in every game. MM is a good coach so some added pieces on both sides and clean up big mistakes the future looks good for the Titans. Good game!

  89. fmc651 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:28 PM

    Good to see Frank B doesn’t try to be a Bears fan anymore. But Tokyo/ Stellar is just as poor at hiding who he is.

  90. fmc651 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:30 PM

    Booth is a Bears fan…
    )))))))))))))
    no he isn’t. He is a packer fan trying to fake being a Bears fan. Lately he stopped the horrible act as nobody here believed it anyway.

  91. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:32 PM

    filthymcnasty3 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 5:03 PM

    Hey, what happened to Teddy?

    _______________

    Just keep playing with Karma…

  92. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 12, 2016 1:58 PM

    Cheers to the Titan’s fan!

    The Titan’s have a lot of great talent. Yes- Mariota moving players around kept the Vikings D guessing most the game. Very Manning-like (without all the air-traffic controller crap. ). Made it hard on the Vikngs D- especially with no film on the Titans. The Titans will be a force for years to come. I read somewhere Zimmer was quite involved in the D in the first half and backed down a bit in the second half- letting them be more instinctual and it paid off.

    Murray and Sharp looked great and your D line is wicked. Loved the flip into the endzone (just didn’t love the 6 points Made Newman look old- wait a minute- he IS old.

    Good luck the rest of the way- and yes- please take care of business against the Lions.

    And please don’t pay attention to all the Packer troll crap on this thread. They just don’t want to admit the Vikings beat a very talented team and try to down-play it. They’re very insecure.

    Again- Cheers!

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