NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Eric Kendricks returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter and Danielle Hunter scored a 24-yard TD off a fumble return and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Tennessee Titans 25-16 in their season opener Sunday.

The Vikings wound up forcing three turnovers in the span of just under seven minutes and also had two sacks.

The defending NFC North champs needed the help from their defense in scoring 25 straight points after being shut out in the first half and Adrian Peterson, the NFL's 2015 rushing leader, being smothered.