Heading into Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, the Minnesota Vikings were heading into a trap game. On paper this was a game they were supposed to win, especially after defeating the 49ers and Lions the previous two weeks—both playoff teams from last season.
It kind of felt like the Indianapolis game from Week 2. A winnable game on paper that somehow the Vikings would give away. After all they were facing a veteran quarterback in Matt Hasselbeck who has played in a Super Bowl.
This time the Vikings left no doubt. Despite going three-and-out on their first drive, they scored 13 first-half points and finished off the Titans in convincing fashion 30-7.
The Vikings have now exceeded their win total from last season. They are sitting tied atop the NFC North with Chicago at 4-1. You have to go back 18 games before this season to find the four previous wins for the Vikings.
Everything is going well for the Vikings, and the 3-13 season of 2011 is fading like a bad dream upon waking in the morning. On the horizon are the Washington Redskins who fell to 2-3 with their loss to the Falcons.
Here are 10 things we learned about the Vikings from their win over the Titans.