The old gunslinger Brett Favre comes back in to town to take on his young upstart replacement, Mark Sanchez when the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets square off October 10th. A week worth of rest may do a body good for Brett Favre and the rest of his ailing Minnesota Vikings teammates but asking them to beat the New York Jets on the home field may be tough.
With the trade for Randy Moss finalized today, The Minnesota Vikings offense now has a legitmate deep threat while waiting for Sidney Ric to return from hip surgery. Moss should free up Percy Harvin an Visanthe SChianco from being double covered also.
Minnesota Vikings Offense vs New York Jets Defense
Is one week of rest going to help Brett Favre and his lethargic offense? One week of rest will definitely help Adrian Peterson and his legs. With Moss now in the mix as a go to wide receiver for Favre in desperate situations, the Minnesota VIkings once again can be considered a legitimate NFC North contender. Visanthe Schiancoe and Percy Harvin will be the focus of the New York Jets defense in this game.
No one questions the New York Jets ability on defense. The New York Jets have a hard nosed gritty defensive line and one of the best defensive front sevens in thee NFL. On the corners, Darrelle Revis is still the best player on a solid New York Jets defense but he will still be hampered by his nagging hamstring injury.
Add to Revis and his ailing hamstring the two worst cover men in the NFL. Antonio Cromaritie and rookie Kyle Wilson and there is the weakness in the New York Jets. The New York Jets defense has the edge over the Minnesota Vikings offense.
New York Jets Offense vs Minnesota Vikings Defense
Mark Sanchez, the New York Jets sophomore quarterback, has been hailed as the savior of the New York Jets after a couple of decent performances. Santonio Holmes, the New York Jets suspended wide out, returns this weekend and is a welcome addition if Sanchez can get him the ball. The running attack for the New York Jets has shown improvement and will be needed in this game.
The Minnesota Vikings defense has one of the best run stuffing defenses in the NFL and also has a great pass rush around the end with sometimes overrated Jared Allen. The corners is where the Minnesota Vikings are weakest but it will be difficult for Sanchez to find time for a deep ball or even a 20 yard out. The Minnesota Vikings defense has the edge over the New York Jets offense.
Minnesota Vikings vs New York Jets -3: Pick Against the Spread & Final Word
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has set the early line on this game with the New York Jets favored over the well rested Minnesota Vikings in the new Meadowlands Stadium. Three point spreads are the most dangerous spread in football and this number is set perfect.
The Minnesota Vikings are in need of run of wins to get themselves back in the NFC North chase and if they drop this game against the New York Jets it could be devastating. Take the Minnesota Vikings +3 points over the home team New York Jets.
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