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3 Stats That Stood Out: Vikings at Titans

The Vikings topped the Titans 13-3 on Thursday in the final preseason game for both teams.

Minnesota used a combination of Trevor Siemian, Kyle Sloter and Peter Pujals at quarterback and did another round of adjustments on the offensive line, including Danny Isidora playing center for the first time in his lifetime.

Backups for both teams started and finished the game.

Here are three stats that stood out in the Vikings win over the Titans.

1. Starting at the 16

Minnesota had disadvantageous field position throughout the first half. The Vikings average starting field position was the 16-yard line, compared to the Titans (their own 26).

Holton Hill's 53-yard kickoff return to start the second half gave the Vikings their best starting field position of the night (own 48). Minnesota finished with an average starting field position of the 26, the same as the Titans.

Flipping field position in the second half helped Minnesota score the decisive 10 points.

The Vikings had 100 combined punt and kickoff return yards, compared to 17 for the Titans.

2. 4 completions allowed in second half

The Vikings defense was able to limit Titans quarterback Luke Falk to just four completions on 11 attempts for 51 yards in the second half.

Tennessee had just one play of more than 20 yards, a 21-yard pass from Falk to Cameron Batson in the third quarter. Falk's next-longest completion in the second half was a 12-yarder to Dalyn Dawkins.

3. 109 yards from scrimmage

Undrafted rookie running back Mike Boone racked up 109 yards from scrimmage to bring his preseason total to 283.

Boone rushed 15 times for 56 yards and caught two passes for 53. His total was 40.8 percent of Minnesota's 267 net yards on the night.

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