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NFL Capsule: Titans at Vikings

By The Associated Press
    2012-10-04 12:42

TENNESSEE (1-3) At MINNESOTA (3-1)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tennessee 1-3; Minnesota 2-2

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 7-4

AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 29; Vikings No. 14

LAST MEETING - Titans beat Vikings 30-17, Sept. 28, 2008

LAST WEEK - Titans lost to Texans 38-14; Vikings beat Lions 20-13

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (29), PASS (18)

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (27), PASS (27)

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (10), PASS (25)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (T7), PASS (15)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Matt Hasselbeck will start at QB for Titans, with Jake Locker declared out due to dislocated non-throwing shoulder. The 37-year-old Hasselbeck 1-3 in four career starts against Vikings, all with Seattle. ... Titans RB Chris Johnson, who has slight edge over Adrian Peterson of Vikings in most yards rushing in league since 2008, Johnson's rookie year, coming off 141-yard performance on 25 carries in Houston. In Johnson's first three games, he totaled 45 yards on 33 attempts. ... Jared Cook of Titans third among AFC TEs with 959 yards receiving since start of last season, behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez of New England. ... Former Vikings RB Darius Reynaud has 105-yard kickoff return for TD, tied for longest in league this year with current Vikings WR Percy Harvin. Both came against Detroit. ... Titans tied for second-worst turnover ratio in league at minus-six. Vikings plus-one. ... Titans LG Steve Hutchinson faces his old team after playing last six seasons with Vikings. ... Titans have 10 of last 13 road games against NFC teams. ... Vikings have never lost to Titans at home, though Houston Oilers won at Minnesota in 1992. ... Peterson coming off first 100-plus-yard game since last Oct. 23 against Green Bay. ... Vikings QB Christian Ponder only starter left in league who hasn't thrown interception. ... Harvin one of five players in NFL history with five or more kickoff return TDs in first four seasons, and Vikings also first team in NFL history to have both kickoff and punt return for TD in same game three different times, also done in 1999 and 2007. ... Since Ponder's first start, which was same day of Peterson's previous 100-plus-yard game, Harvin has 92 catches, fourth-most in league. Harvin's 698 combined net yards, including kickoff returning, rushing and receiving, are most in league.

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