Minnesota 30, Tennessee 7

Date - 4:25 PM EST, Sunday, October 7, 2012
Location - Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Jeff Triplette
Attendance - 57652

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 0 0 0 7 7
Minnesota 7 6 10 7 30

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tennessee 1-4 1-1 0-3 L2
Minnesota 4-1 3-0 1-1 W3

Recap

Vikings 30, Titans 7: All-purpose threat Percy Harvin totaled 116 yards and two touchdowns, and a dominating defensive effort helped upstart Minnesota roll past listless Tennessee.

Christian Ponder threw two touchdowns and rookie Blair Walsh kicked three field goals for the Vikings (4-1), who surpassed their win total from all of last season. Minnesota shut down Tennessee (1-4) star running back Chris Johnson, who ran for just 24 yards on 15 carries after breaking out for 141 yards against Houston last week.

Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, filling in for the injured Jake Locker, was 26-of-43 for 200 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Minnesota was in control from the start. Harvin's 4-yard touchdown run capped a nine-play, 91-yard drive and gave the Vikings a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.

Walsh added field goals of 42, 36 and 26 yards to make it 16-0 at the half. Late in the third, Harvin caught a pass from Ponder, bounced off a pair of defenders and scored from 10 yards out, giving the Vikings a 20-7 lead.

Ponder entered the game as the only quarterback yet to throw an interception, but was picked off on consecutive attempts - once before halftime and again at the start of the second half. He finished 25-of-35 for 258 yards.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Johnson ran for 12 yards on eight carries and lost a fumble in the first half. ... Commissioner Roger Goodell was in attendance. ... Harvin had more total yards (95) in the first half than the entire Titans' team (88). ... Minnesota rookie safety Harrison Smith was ejected in the second quarter for shoving an official during a scrum.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Tennessee   Minnesota
Chris Johnson Player Adrian Peterson
15 Attempts 17
24 Yards 88
1.6 Avg Yards 5.2
0 Touchdowns 0
9 Long 34
Receiving
Tennessee   Minnesota
Kendall Wright Player Percy Harvin
9 Receptions 8
66 Yards 108
7.3 Avg Yards 13.5
0 Touchdowns 1
10 Long 45

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Tennessee 267 52 215 1 0 2 1.0 0
Minnesota 433 175 258 3 3 1 2.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Vikings have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Tennessee will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Titans have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .200 after a loss.