The Vikings defense shined Sunday against a lackluster Tennessee Titans team, pushing the Vikings to 4-1 and keeping their share of first place in the NFC North.
The defense led the Vikings to a dominating 30-7 win at Mall of America Field, aided by a stellar game by Percy Harvin. The Titans (1-4) received the ball to begin the game and moved the ball downfield with 17-yard and 12-yard gains. But that’s as much as the Vikings defense would give up, not allowing more than 26 yards of offense in the next eight Titans’ possessions. The first nine Titans’ possessions ended punt, punt, fumble, interception, punt, punt, end of half, punt, punt.
“Tremendous improvement and continued improvement of our defense,” said head coach Leslie Frazier. “I think we have to credit Alan (Williams) and our defensive staff, along with our players, who have prepared extremely well every week and then go out and execute the game plan and believe in the things we’re trying to get done. I can’t say enough about their effort. They want to be the best defense in the league.” » Continue reading “Vikings Crush Titans, Move to 4-1″