VIKINGS 20

TITANS 3 With Randy Moss relegated to two snaps of decoy duty, Daunte Culpepper and the Minnesota Vikings (5-1) shifted gears and grinded one out against the Tennessee Titans.

Culpepper completed 24 of 30 mostly low-risk passes, and an aggressive Vikings defense knocked Titans quarterback Steve McNair out of the game in a 20-3 victory on Sunday.

After throwing 10 touchdowns the last two weeks, Culpepper finished with 183 yards and one score to Marcus Robinson just before halftime. Rookie Mewelde Moore rushed for 138 yards on 20 carries.

Moss extended his consecutive games streak to 102 with a token start, but his strained right hamstring kept him out of Minnesota's plans and he went without a catch for the first time in his seven-year career.

McNair, who hurt his chest -- again -- on the first play of the second quarter, was 2 for 5 for two yards before being brought down hard by a strong Minnesota rush. McNair walked off the field grimacing in pain.

Billy Volek was an unsuccessful substitute for McNair, going 17 for 36 for 190 yards with three interceptions. With the loss, the Titans fell to 2-5 in the AFC South.

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Chris Hovan (99) pressures Titans backup quarterback Billy Volek.