Titans vs Vikings Prediction - NFL Picks 8/19/23

Minnesota Vikings (0-1) vs Tennessee Titans (0-1)

Game Info: Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 8:00 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Vikings +2 -- Over/Under: 37.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tennessee Titans will play the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 of the NFL Preseason on Saturday night at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tennessee started the preseason with a loss last week, while Minnesota also got off on the wrong foot in their opener. Which team will get their first win of the season?

Titans Preview

The Tennessee Titans are 0-1 this preseason after they lost to the Chicago Bears by a score of 23-17 in their first game. Tennessee took the early 7-0 lead and led 17-14 at the half, but they did not score in the second half. The Titans got touchdowns on a two yard Malik Willis run and a one yard Hassan Haskins run. Tennessee also added a 41 yard field goal off the foot of Caleb Shudak to close out the first half. Tennessee out gained Chicago by a total of 372-337, but they turned the ball over four times in the loss. The Titans gained 20 first downs and went 5-15 on third down attempts, while also going 1-2 on fourth downs. Malik Willis led the way at quarterback for the Titans, as he threw for 189 yards and one interception. Will Levis saw some action as well, going 9/14 for 85 yards and a pick. The Tennessee defense didn’t play too poorly and they were able to force three turnovers. 

Vikings Preview

The Minnesota Vikings are 0-1 after they lost to the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 24-13 last week. Minnesota jumped out to a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter, but they only managed three points in the second half. The Vikings kicked off the scoring with a 26 yard field goal from Greg Joseph and added a four yard touchdown catch by Nick Muse from Nick Mullens in the first half. Minnesota’s only points in the second half came off of a 54 yard field goal from Greg Joseph. Minnesota was out gained by a total of 332-248 and they turned the ball over once in the loss. The Vikings gained 16 first downs and went 4-14 on third down attempts, but only 1-3 on fourth downs. Nick Mullens looked sharp in this game, going 14/20 for 139 yards and a touchdown pass. Jaren Hall went 6/14 for 37 yards in limited work. Ty Chandler led the backfield with 11 carries for 41 yards. Overall, Minnesota needs to generate more offense in this game. 


Both of these teams had major issues scoring in the second half of their games last week, as Tennessee was shut out and Minnesota only scored three points. Malik Willis looked pretty solid for Tennessee, while Nick Mullens played well for the Vikings. We should see a few more starters play in this game, but I doubt it will be for very long. With how both offenses looked last week, I think we are going to see a lower scoring game here. Take the under in this matchup. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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