Game Snapshot: Titans at Vikings

<BR>KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:00 ET <BR>GAMEDATE: 10/24/04 <BR>SURFACE: FieldTurf <BR>TV: CBS, Kevin Harlan, Randy Cross <BR>SERIES: 10th meeting. Vikings lead the series 6-3 and crushed the Titans in the last meeting in 2001, 42-24 in Minnesota.

Tennessee Titans (2-4) at Minnesota Vikings (4-1)

Titans: offense 15th (5th rush, 21st pass); defense 22nd (14th rush, 26th pass).

Vikings: offense 1st (13th rush, 1st pass); defense 30th (12th rush, 31st pass)


The Vikings might gamble on the belief they can beat the Titans at home without WR Randy Moss, who could miss the first game of his career with a strained hamstring.

Regardless of who is at receiver, Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper will target struggling Titans DB Andre Dyson. Rookie RB Mewelde Moore will start his third consecutive game, although Michael Bennett is expected to see his first action of the season, and both present dangerous double threats for the Titans defense.

Tennessee will rely heavily on RB Chris Brown early to help protect their defense. But for the Titans to stick around this one long, they must get more consistent play from WRs Eddie Berlin and Drew Bennett and help QB Steve McNair downfield.



Have won six consecutive games against NFC opponents.
The winningest road team in the NFL since 1995 with a record of 44-31 (.597).

Culpepper has already tied the NFL record with three games with at least five TD passes in one season.

Lead the series 6-3, including a 42-24 win at home in the last meeting in 2001.

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