It’s an early must win game for the Minnesota Vikings (0-2) as they prepare to host the Tennessee Titans (2-0) on Sunday, September 27, 2020. It hasn’t been pretty, but Tennessee is 2-0 and look like the heavy favorite in a weak AFC South. Minnesota also hasn’t been pretty, and they are in real danger of going into a nosedive. This game will air on CBS at 1:00 p.m. EST.
The Tennessee offense is averaging 24.5 points per game and 370.5 total yards, 244.0 through the air and 126.5 on the ground. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 22.0 points and 413.5 yards, 277.5 passing and 136.0 rushing.
Minnesota has been terrible on offense so far as they are averaging just 22.5 points and 293.0 total yards, 186.0 through the air and 126.5 on the ground. The Vikings have been just as bad defensively as they are allowing 35.5 points per game and 443.5 yards, 289.0 passing and 154.5 rushing.
Below is my best bet for Week 3 action between the Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings. All lines are from PointsBet Sportsbook.
Tennessee Titans (-2.5) at Minnesota Vikings: O/U 47.0 (-110/-110)
Tennessee played an exciting game last weekend that saw the Titans beat Jacksonville 33-30. The Titans led 14-0 midway through the first quarter, 24-10 at the half, and 30-17 heading into the fourth quarter. Jacksonville rattled off 14 unanswered points to start the fourth and the game was tied with 7:25 remaining. Stephen Gostkowski drilled a 49-yard field goal with 1:36 remiaing to give Tennessee the win. Ryan Tannehill had himself a day as the QB was 18/24 for 239 yards and four touchdowns. The Titans were outgained 480-354 on Sunday.
Minnesota had another poor effort in week two as they fell 28-11 at Indianapolis. Colts scored 28 unanswered points in what was an ugly game for all parties involved. Dalvin Cook scored a touchdown with 5:20 remaining to make this game look closer than it was. Cook was the best offensive player for Minnesota as he had 63 yards and that touchdown. Kirk Cousins may have had the worst performance of his career as he went 11/26 for 113 yards and three interceptions. Minnesota had just 175 total yards on offense.
Series History: Minnesota has won two consecutive meetings and leads the all-time series 9-4.
NFL Picks: I think the Vikings get back on track this week and I am backing Minnesota +2.5.
2020-2021 NFL Season Picks Results: 9-3