Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings: Live Scores, Highlights and Analysis

Daniel BarnesCorrespondent IIIAugust 29, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 29: Michael Griffin #33 and Scott Solomon #90 of the Tennessee Titans tackle Chase Ford #86 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter of the game on August 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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In the fourth preseason game, when you go from the first stringers to the second to the third, you can expect the game to change a lot. That was certainly the case here.

While the first and second stringers were on the field, the offenses dominated. Both teams ran the ball effectively, even without superstar running backs Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson. Both teams also passed efficiently when they needed to.

Then, in the second half, everything changed. Four offensive series ended in turnovers before the Titans finally put together a drive.

After that, the game became pretty close. Both teams still ran the ball well, but the defenses managed to make plays as well. In the end, the Vikings came out on top by one point.

But again, it's just the preseason, so you have to take it with a grain of salt. The fact that the Titans' starters looked competitive against a squad that beat them 30-7 in 2012 is definitely a good sign.

Titans 23, Vikings 24

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