Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles
The Minnesota Vikings travel to Philadelphia to play the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday in a game that is only important to the Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles are an 11 point favorite over the Vikings and this spread could move upward.
Minnesota is likely to have Joe Webb under center when they take to the field on Sunday. Webb is a mobile quarterback that is capable of running an option style offense similar to how Vick works with LeSean McCoy. Webb will be in only his second NFL game and there is a possibility that Patrick Ramsey could be on the field at some time in this game. There is even the possibility that Ramsey will start.
Michael Vick and the Eagles possess the most explosive offense in the NFL and it was highlighted in their spectacular comeback against the New York Giants. Michael Vick won the game with his legs and his strong arm but DeSean Jackson and his unbelievable punt return to close the game sealed the deal with no time left on the clock.
By the numbers, the Eagles should walk over the Minnesota Vikings. If Adrian Peterson is out for this game it could be over before the teams take the field. The Minnesota Vikings have a decent run defense and are allowing 101 yards per game and against the pass they are yielding just over 200 yards. Overall Minnesota has been among the best defenses this season but they have been decimated by injuries to their secondary.
The Philadelphia Eagles defense gets lost in the shuffle with Vick and all of his offensive weapons. Assante Samuel is among the leaders in interceptions but he is also a member of this Eagles secondary that has been smoked on more than one occasion. Trent Cole is the best member of this Philadelphia Eagles defensive line and he should be able to have his way with a weakened Minnesota offensive line.
The Eagles are 3-3 against the spread at home and the Vikings are 1-5 against the spread on the road. Take the Eagles -11 and lay the chalk.
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