It’s time to raise expectation for the 2nd year QB Marcus Mariota and the new backfield he’s inherited. DeMarco and Derek Henry looked unstoppable in the preseason, and the O-line for the Titans is young and mean. Mariota should have plenty of time to make plays in the pocket as defenses will have, to be honest.
You gotta feel for the Vikings who looked primed to take the NFC North. Now that Teddy Bridgewater’s knee has fallen out of his leg, the Vikings must roll with Sam Bradford, which is fine… just not right away. Regardless of who the QB in Week 1 is the Vikings seemed destined to now have some growing pains on offense.
Tennessee 27 Minnesota 24 – Adrian Peterson will be good, but DeMarco Murray will be better.