Minnesota Vikings (5-3) at Washington Redskins (4-3-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm (FedExField)
The Line: Washington Redskins -3 -- Over/Under: 42.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins meet Sunday afternoon in a NFC NFL showdown at FedEx Field.
The Minnesota Vikings need a bounce back win to snap three straight losses and keep their lead in the NFC North. Three of the Minnesota Vikings last four regular season losses have come on the road. Sam Bradford is completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 1,715 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. Bradford has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen have combined for 978 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Kyle Rudolph has 32 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 72.6 yards per contest, and Matt Asiata leads the way with 227 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 15.8 points and 298.9 yards per game. Harrison Smith leads the Minnesota Vikings with 56 tackles, Linval Joseph has three sacks and Andrew Sendejo has two interceptions.
The Washington Redskins look for their third home victory of the season to stay in the NFC wild card race. The Washington Redskins have won eight of their last 11 regular season home games. Kirk Cousins is completing 67 percent of his passes for 2,454 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Jamison Crowder and DeSean Jackson have combined for 914 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Jordan Reed has 42 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 111.5 yards per contest, and Matt Jones leads the way with 460 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 23.6 points and 369.8 yards per game. Will Compton leads the Washington Redskins with 70 tackles, Trent Murphy has six sacks and Josh Norman has 11 pass deflections.
The Vikings are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 36-15 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Redskins are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a bye week and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
All of a sudden the Vikings have nothing going for them offensively and seem like a different team overall when you take them outside of their new dome. The Redskins have quietly been one of the best home teams in the league dating back to last season and have had an extra week to prepare for this contest. Given what we've seen from the Vikings the last couple of weeks, there's not much of a case you can make for Minnesota. Give me the Washington Redskins at home with the small line.