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Titans At Vikings Halftime: Minnesota Leads Tennessee 13-0

Thus far, the Minnesota Vikings are doing exactly what their fans were hoping to see them do to the Tennessee Titans, and that is put together a solid performance. Through the first half of play, the Vikings lead their AFC South opponents by a score of 13-0.

The Vikings' lone touchdown came on their second drive of the game, after a nine-play, 91-yard drive that saw Percy Harvin carry the ball across the goal line from four yards out. That play was set up by the Vikings' longest offensive play of the season, a 45-yard rainbow from Christian Ponder to Harvin that put Minnesota at the Tennessee 16-yard line.

Outside of that, Minnesota has gotten six points from the right foot of rookie kicker Blair Walsh, who has connected on field goals of 42 and 36 yards to extend the Minnesota lead to 13-0.

Minnesota forced a Tennessee punt late in the second quarter, and took over with about a minute and a half left before halftime. Titans' safety Michael Griffin was flagged for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Vikings' receiver Michael Jenkins, and a quick hit to Percy Harvin moved the ball near the Tennessee red zone. However, Ponder threw a couple of ugly passes on the last two plays of the drive, and the second one was tipped by several players before settling into the hands of Tennessee defensive back Robert Johnson for Ponder's first interception of the year. He had gone 145 pass attempts without a pick prior to that throw.

We're at halftime at the Metrodome, the Minnesota Vikings lead the Tennessee Titans by a score of 13-0. Minnesota will get the ball to start the second half, as Tennessee won the coin toss and got the ball first.

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