Everybody will not exactly be jumping in front of the flat screen for this game thanks to Jake Locker (shoulder) likely not playing and after two pick sixes by Matt Hasselbeck, we should bank on a defensive slugfest.
The only issue with that is the Titans have the defense to get gashed for 200 yards on the ground (hello Adrian Peterson) as well as through the air (Christian Ponder).
Chad Greenway is the key to this game on the defensive side of the ball since the star Vikings performer should be able to slow down Titans running back Chris Johnson.
With Locker out, there will not only be more of an onus put on CJ2K but he will also get a ton of more opportunities as well.
Kenny Britt, Nate Washington, Kendall Wright and Jared Cook have been mediocre at stretching the field, and it is imperative they do something for a struggling offense.
While the Vikings has not been unstoppable, we have seen one of the better defenses in the NFC (after Niners obviously) North a quarter of the way through the season.
Luckily there are a ton of games left for the Titans to catch up on albeit the Houston Texans may clinch division before Thanksgiving. Minnesota has raised some eyebrows as to whether or not they are a fluke and more so just smoke in the mirror.
Will they avoid a major letdown against a lost Titans squad or will Minnesota prove they are worthy of being talked about in the postseason?
The NFC North is wide open, but the Packers and Bears are pretty darn good these days (at least when officials are not deciding games).
Always take the team from the better division, especially when they are at home. The Vikings will come out victorious if they can take care of the ball and win ugly as usual on defense and special teams.
Network: CBS (712)
Time: 4:25 p.m. Eastern
Experts Pick: Vikings by 5.5
Danny V’s Pick: Vikings 20, Titans 17