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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Titans 30, Vikings 17

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Build a lead with an offense keyed around the run game and efficient passing. Play stifling defense while forcing turnovers. Leave an opponent that needs to run it in a setting where it has to throw.

That's a script the Titans like and it's the one they executed to get to 4-0 for the first time in franchise history with their win over Minnesota.

Tennessee's toughest games are down the road, but it's hard not to feel like it's building something special.

Good Titans teams have traditionally won a lot of close games. So far, the 2008 Titans are winning by an average of two touchdowns. They held Adrian Peterson to 80 yards. And against a team with very good offensive and defensive lines, they won in the trenches on both sides.