Minnesota Vikings Top NFL Spreads Week 1-16

Posted by Aaron . on June 24, 2016 in

The Minnesota Vikings had an exciting season last year, unseating the Green Bay Packers as the NFC North champs. They hosted the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card round and appeared to have the game in hand, but their kicker hooked a very short field goal to give the Seahawks the victory on a frozen day at the University of Minnesota (the Vikings played their home games last year while their new stadium was being finished). Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has emerged as a force in the league, and the future of the Vikings looks bright. Let’s take a look at some of their top NFL spreads in the 2016 campaign.

Minnesota Vikings Top NFL Spreads Week 1-16

 

 

Week 1: Minnesota (-3) at Tennessee

Let’s see — yes, the Titans have running back DeMarco Murray this year, which will make life a little easier for quarterback Marcus Mariota, who spent his rookie season running for his life. However, the Titans still don’t have a credible defense, and their offensive line is still a few players away from being considered solid. So even though the Vikings face the Titans on the road, I think that Bridgewater & Peterson will be able to find plenty of room to operate. I like the Vikings to win and cover. The over/under total is 43 points right now. While I can see the Vikings putting up 28 or even 30 points, I’m not sure the Titans can do their share to get over. I like the under on this game.

Week 2: Green Bay at Minnesota (PK)

The rematch from Week 17 comes fast and furious, back in Minnesota. I think the Packers come in hungry for some redemption after coming oh-so-close to knocking out Arizona in the divisional round last year and losing that game at home to the Vikings (even though it sent them on an easier playoff path, into Washington and then out to Arizona). So I think Aaron Rodgers comes in ready to rock. Can the Viking defense stand up to him again? They did not add many major pieces in free agency — but they were able to chase Rodgers around some last year. This will depend on the health and strength of the Packer line, which was a major flaw last year. After getting over the hump at Lambeau last year, I like the Vikings to win.

Week 7: Minnesota (-1.5) at Philadelphia

I don’t know what to expect out of the Philadelphia Eagles. They didn’t make a sexy coaching hire, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they won’t be better. However, I’m not sure that Sam Bradford’s head is right. Even though he played decently down the stretch, he didn’t look like the former NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year, and he got whiny when the Eagles took Carson Wentz in the draft. Given the high note that the Vikings should be following this year, this is a surprisingly small line, even in Philadelphia. I like the Vikings to win and cover.