Washington Redskins (3-5) at Minnesota Vikings (3-5)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Minnesota Vikings -1 -- Over/Under: 43.5
The Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins face off on Sunday in Minnesota for a Week 9 NFL NFC matchup.
The Minnesota Vikings are 3-5 on the season and are coming off of an overtime win over the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay on Sunday. The Vikings offense has been a struggle ranking 29th in average points per game and average yards per game at 17.4 and 312 respectively. QB Teddy Bridgewater is having a learning experience completing 60 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and five interceptions. Jerrick McKinnon leads the Viking in rushing with 392 yards and 27 receptions and Greg Jennings is Minnesota’s leading receiver with 29 catches, Cordarelle Patterson has 25 catches, and Jarius Wright has 24 receptions. The Vikings defense allows 21.6 points and 323.8 yards and they are minus one in turnover ratio. Robert Blanton has 55 tackles, Anthony Barr has 54 tackles including three sacks, and Jasper Brinkley has 45 tackles. The Vikings appear to have some solid talent on the team but after losing Adrian Peterson they appear to be a few players away.
The Washington Redskins are coming off of their third win of the season and for them it couldn’t have come at a better time than on Monday Night Football against their rivals the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins offense is averaging 21.4 points and 391.9 yards and they are a dreadful minus eight in turnover margin. The Redskins have used three QB’s this season and though it was Colt McCoy under center on Monday there is a possibility that Robert Griffin III will be ready to come back this week and that can’t do anything but help. Alfred Morris has rushed for 513 yards and four touchdowns o lead Washington and Pierre Garcon has 39 catches and three touchdowns and DeSean Jackson has 32 catches and three touchdowns. The Redskins defense allows 25 points per game though they are 11th in yards allowed per game at 330.4. Keenan Robinson has 68 tackles, Ryan Clark has 45 tackles, and Ryan Kerrigan has 7.5 sacks. The Redskins aren’t totally out of it yet but they need to come up with answers in a hurry.
Minnesota is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record, and 2-7 against the spread following a win. Washington is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 5-13 against the spread against the NFC, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. The Underdog has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.
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