TENNESSEE TITANS (6-10) vs. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-10)
Where. LP Field.
Kickoff. 7 p.m.
Radio. 104.5 FM.
National anthem. To be announced
Halftime. BMX Stunt Team
Giveaway. Titans magnetic 2011 schedules
Tennessee Titans update. Mike Munchak makes his debut as a head coach, while offensive coordinator Chris Palmer and defensive coordinator Jerry Gray make their debuts with the Titans. New starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and many of the first-teamers are expected to play 12-15 snaps. Rookie quarterback Jake Locker, the eighth overall pick, will see more action than Hasselbeck. Offensively, plenty of eyes will be on running back Javon Ringer since it’s unclear when Chris Johnson’s holdout will end. Defensively, keep an eye on rookie linebacker Akeem Ayers, the second-round pick.
Tennessee Titans injuries. Defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks (shoulder), punter Chad Cunningham (leg) are out. Safeties Robert Johnson (hamstring) and Nick Schommer (hamstring), and wide receiver Kenny Britt (hamstring) are doubtful. T/G Troy Kropog (illness) is probable.
Minnesota Vikings update. Leslie Frazier takes over the Vikings on a full-time basis. One familiar name on his staff is quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson, who was a Titans assistant for 11 years under Jeff Fisher. New Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb is expected to make his debut, but probably won’t play more than a series or two. Joe Webb is the second-team quarterback and rookie Christian Ponder — drafted four spots after Locker — is next in line. Running back Adrian Peterson is healthy, but it’s unclear how much — if at all — he will play. Defensive end Jared Allen has posted at least 11 sacks in each of the past four years.
Minnesota Vikings injuries: Tight end Visanthe Shancoe (hamstring), cornerback Cedric Griffin (knee), linebacker Kenny Onatolu (foot) and guard Anthony Herrera (knee) are out.