Week 9 NFL Prediction – Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings November 6, 2016


The Vikings offense just plain sucks right now. The offensive line – the team’s glaring weakness – was simply dominated inside their back-to-back losses to the Eagles and the Bears. While they didn’t commit the four turnovers like they did against Philly, the Vikings could only muster 120 yards of total offense through three quarters inside their 20-10 loss on Monday night in Chicago.

Minnesota VikingsAll of it sounds pretty bad for the Vikings today, but don’t count the Vikings out just yet. For one, they finally reach go home, where they are 6-0 ATS inside their last six games dating back once again to last year. They are also 8-2 (6-2-2 ATS) inside their last 10 home games contrary to the Lions. Meanwhile, their struggling line really shouldn’t be dominated just as much by way of a subpar Lions front. The Detroit defense in general has arguably been the worst in the whole NFL this season.

If the Rams’Case Keenum can complete 84 percent of his passes with three touchdowns just a couple weeks ago in Detroit from this Lions pass defense, Sam Bradford should at least be able to build a competent performance. Bradford has been terrific playing in his new home this season. He’s completed 72 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and zero picks in three games in Minnesota.

The usually reliable Vikings defense played poorly as they gave up a season-high 403 yards in the loss to the Bears, but search for that excellent unit to bounce back. Since head coach Mike Zimmer took over in 2014, the Vikings defense hasn’t allowed the Lions to score 20 or maybe more points in four meetings.

Week 9 NFL Prediction Minnesota Finally get’s back on track and wins and covers the spread.


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