(WAFF) - The Titans fell to the Vikings in the NFL season opening game.
The Minnesota Vikings came to Nashville with a lot of questions about their season days after losing starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a severe leg injury. They left the Music City with a victory thanks to two defensive touchdowns off a Tennessee Titans interception and fumble.
Eric Kendricks picked off quarterback Marcus Mariota and ripped off a 77-yard touchdown return in the 3rd quarter. The interception ended a long drive by Mariota as the Titans were looking to take the lead down 12-10. Minutes later, Minnesota defensive lineman Danielle Hunter picked up a fumble in the Titans backfield and returned it 24 yards for a score.
The Titans defense shutdown all-pro running back Adrian Peterson for 31 yards on 19 carries. But veteran quarterback Shaun Hill was able to pick things up in the second half and move the ball down the field after struggling to do so for more of the first half.
Vikings kicker Blair Walsh hit four field goals, including a 50-yarder. However, his attempt from 56 yards at the end of the half fell short of the goalposts and he missed an extra point after the interception return for a touchdown.
The Titans' bright spot on offense was Demarco Murray who had 13 carries for 42 yards and also caught five passes for 35 yards. Murray broke away from the Vikings in the second quarter and flipped into the end zone for the Titans only touchdown of the day. Titans running back, and former Alabama standout, Derrick Henry caught two passes for 41 yards and had five carries for three yards.
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