Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings host the Detroit Lions in a key NFC North game September 26th. Not many believed the Minnesota Vikings would be 0-2 entering this game but it appears two key problems are in play with the Minnesota Vikings.
Brett Favre is not comfortable with his receivers and has shown a hesitation getting the ball to his receivers. Another issue for Favre is his own timing and rhythm issues. This can be attributed to the missed practice in training camp.
Passing Attack of Minnesota Vikings over Detroit Lions Should be an Obvious Choice
Brett Favre is a gunslinger and he will live or die by his seat of the pants decision making. Favre’s style works when he has time to practice with his teammates but at this point it will take a few more weeks to get in sync with his teammates. Percy Harvin was ineffective as Minnesota Vikings tight end Visante Schiancoe was the leading receiver with 86 yards and Adrian Peterson added 41 yards receiving to his 145 rushing yards.
Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill threw for two touchdowns and 335 yards in his first full game as a starter. In this game he face a much tougher defense in the Minnesota Vikings. Hill will face a faster pass rush in this game and will be tested early and often by his NFC North division rivals. Passing attack advantage goes to the Minnesota Vikings over the Detroit Lions.
Running Game of Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions Will Play a Part in Final Result
This match up would seem like a slam dunk for the Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson. The Vikings running game is solid when Adrian Peterson gets the ball 25 or more times. The great disappointment in the game against the Miami Dolphins was the Minnesota Vikings offensive line failing to get the ball across the goal line with Adrian Peterson failing to score from one yard out.
Detroit Lions rookie Jahvid Best has four touchdowns in his first two NFL games and is quickly becoming a dependable running back for the Detroit Lions. Best rushed for 78 yards and two scores in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and he looks to be the perfect type of back to help the Lions set up their play action pass. Running game edge goes to the Minnesota Vikings but they be able to finish drives in tight situations.
Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings -10.5: Pick Against the Spread & Final Look
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook opened this line at -11 and moved it down to 10.5 points Monday morning. An NFC North game is usually a hard fought tight battle and this game should be no different. Favre will see an impressive defensive line with Ndamukong Suh and Kyle Vanden Bosch and he will find it tough sledding buying any time in the pocket. Take the Detroit Lions and the +10.5 points over the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings should win straight up in a close game.
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