[Tennessee at Minnesota,
"You know what? When you throw as many touchdown passes as he's throwing, you deserve to dance any way you want."
-- NFL great Dan Marino, on the "roll dance" (aka the "traveling violation") Daunte Culpepper performs after each touchdown pass.
Over his career, Daunte Culpepper never has played a game without Randy Moss, who is questionable today with a strained right hamstring. But it didn't really matter last week against the Saints, when Culpepper completed 15 of 20 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns while Moss was sidelined. And it probably won't matter this week, since the Titans rank 26th against the pass and have given up 668 yards through the air the last two games.
Minnesota can do more than just pass, though: The Vikings, as a team, have averaged at least four yards per carry in 15 straight games, an NFL record. But strangely, or not so strangely considering Culpepper, Minnesota has just one rushing touchdown this season (scored by, you guessed it, Culpepper).
Expect Culpepper to throw toward whomever Tennessee cornerback Andre Dyson is covering today. Dyson has given up 47-yard pass plays in each of the Titans' past two games and yielded a 49-yarder to the Chargers' Reche Caldwell in Week 4.
Is there any hope for slumping Tennessee? Well, Coach Jeff Fisher is a league-best 22-7 against NFC teams and has won his last six.