Well it was yet another embarrassing blowout this afternoon at Mall of America Park as the Minnesota Vikings ran over the Tennessee Titans. I just don’t understand what exactly is not clicking with this team.
I’d like to use the cop-out of injuries but it seems as though the depth chart looks just fine on paper. Why are the Titans unable to execute to gain yards down the field and earn points. Or more importantly what is going on with the other side of the line, why is the defense allowing at the very least 30 points per game.
It would have been a really great game had Tennessee’s receivers shown up but lack of effort on Chris Johnson’s part threw that opportunity away. Kenny Britt was active for very minimal time, which was basically a waste of time.
Jared Cook got the Titans only reception in the second half on a pass from veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck actually didn’t have too bad of an outing considering the ending score of 30-7 with the Vikings on top. He went 26-for-43 with 200 yards and that touchdown pass to Cook.
Rookie quarterback Rusty Smith was able to get in for a couple snaps at the end of the game, which is nice to know considering I would put a safe bet on him and Hasselbeck holding down the fort in the game this Thursday against the Pittsburg Steelers.
In the third quarter the Titans were losing a possession battle…badly. The Tennessee Titans had the ball for a total of 16:20 compared to the Vikings possession of 28:40.
With another injury to Javon Ringer the Titans are going to need to figure something out quickly. Fortunately it’s nothing to do with his elbow, but his knee is in a brace and he is walking on crutches.
Oh boy do the Titans have some work to do. They need to focus on everything right now. There is not one thing that is going wrong. Everything is going wrong. In fact having Hasselbeck in to play today could have been the best thing to happen.
It’s going to be a rough short week for this team. They meet the Steelers in four days.