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Vikings at Titans: Teams Exchange Punts To Start Game

Both teams have had one possession thus far at LP Field in Nashville, but neither could get into the end zone as the game remains scoreless with just under five minutes remaining in the first quarter of play.

The Titans took control of the ball first, and drove all the way down to the Vikings' 11-yard line. At that point, a bad exchange for new Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck caused a loss of thirty. . .yes, that's 3-0. . .yards, setting up third and 40 for the Titans. They had to settle for a punt.

The Vikings took over at their own six yard line, and for an offense that's just getting going, the Vikings moved the ball pretty well. Donovan McNabb completed four of six passes for 21 yards, hitting four different receivers on the drive. However, the Vikings' offense stalled at midfield, and Chris Kluwe punted it away to Tennessee.

With about four minutes remaining at halftime, the Titans and Vikings are tied at zero. The substitutions have already started, as the Titans have put rookie Jake Locker at quarterback in Hasselbeck's place. One would think that we will see either Christian Ponder or Joe Webb when the Vikings' defense next takes the field.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.