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 He was excellent , even while operating at under 100%. This kind of win, just like last week, is the type of win you build on, and at the end of the season look back on and remember how important it is to win even when your team is not firing on all cylinders. Mariota’s teammates lauded him for his efforts against the Jags, and rightfully so. Mike Vrabel gave the game ball to the only guy he could, Marcus Mariota. FOR THE BOYS.Another guy who deserves a lot of praise is Matt LaFleur, who pushed all the right buttons for the Titans. Mike Vrabel the frontrunner for Coach of the Year? seems to think so, and it’d be tough to disagree. Dean Pees is calling a hell of a defense as well. The team that threw all over the Patriots last week did not even sniff the Red Zone on Sunday. That’s a winning formula. This week I pray we get healthy for the Eagles. Adoree Jackson, Conklin , and Correa all need to feel better soon.Recap: Vikings beat Titans in preseason finale, 13-3 If you were looking to see something out of the first team offense or defense, tonight wasn’t your night. Mike Vrabel elected to sit all of his starters in tonight’s preseason finale against the Vikings, giving plenty of reps an opportunities for those on the bubble and below. NOTE: The following observations were made against Vikings reserves. It was also raining for a good bit of the night. OffenseDavid Fluellen got the first series in the backfield, giving way to Dalyn Dawkins shortly after. Dawkins looked pretty good handling the ball, showing off some juice between the tackles. He had a shot to cap the drive with a touchdown reception, but dropped the wide open pass at the goal line. Dawkins got the bulk of the work tonight, rushing 17 times for 53 yards. Akrum Wadley was third in the running back rotation, earning just four carries. Cameron Batson ran a few nice routes and was Luke Falk’s favorite target tonight. The shifty receiver did what he could tonight in some poor conditions to make his case.
Luke Falk took three of four shots down the field tonight with no success. Beyond those deep attempts , Falk kept it pretty conservative. He didn’t make any glaring errors tonight, but failed to ever get any sort of offense rolling against what was essentially a scout team defense. Falk finished the night 13-24 for just 114 yards. DefenseDavid King made a couple of plays in the first quarter, including a deflected pass at the line of scrimmage to end a drive. King also forced a fumble late, forcing a turnover. Julius Warmsley made a really nice play to stop a screen pass. The play looked like it was headed for a big gain, but Warmsley recognized and made a diving effort to stop it. The Titans got a stop on the following play for force a punt. Demontre Hurst made a couple of plays on the ball in the first half. Robert Spillane was active all night once again. His best play of the night was stuffing a quarterback sneak attempt from Kyle Sloter on a fourth down and one. Special TeamsThe Titans got a hand on a punt in the second quarter. It was tight end Jerome Cunningham who came free up the middle on what appeared to be an all-out block attempt. The Vikings won this game, pulling away late on a touchdown pass from Kyle Sloter. It was one of the lone offensive highlight from this one, which was predictably brutal to watch. My number one takeaway from tonight? The preseason should not be four games. Thankfully, meaningful football is just a little over a week away. The Titans will open the regular season next Sunday in Miami and it cannot get here quick enough.