Minnesota Vikings: Trying to push to top of division
As week eight begins, the Vikings play host to the Bucs in a critical game for Minnesota. Christian Ponder can make a major statement if he leads his team to a win on Thursday night that he can be a franchise quarterback. Adrian Peterson will be challenged by the tough Tampa Bay run defense, which is the third best in the league in 2012. A win catapults the Vikings ahead of the Bears in the division.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Must win game for NFC South team
Playing in a division with the Atlanta Falcons is never easy, and it gets much more difficult when the Falcons start the season 6-0. Tampa Bay sits at 2-4, four games out of first, heading into the matchup with the Vikings on Thursday night. The Bucs boast one of the best run defenses in the league this year, which could pose a problem for the Vikings. A win over Minnesota could put the league on notice.
As the season hits the midway point, the Vikings are in a position to secure a playoff spot for the 2012 post-season. Tampa Bay is not out of the running yet but needs a win tonight to stay in the race. The online sportsbook at Sportsinteraction.com has the Vikings as -5.5 (-110) favorites to knock off the visiting Buccaneers. We will take the Purple People Eaters with the spread to defeat the Bucs on Thursday night.
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Week 8 of the 2017 NFL season is the biggest week of byes to date as six teams from around the league are off getting some much needed rest. That means that there are fewer games to dissect for bettors, but it also means we can zero in on a select few to hopefully get paid. Week 8 action kicks off with another London game getting things going at 9:30 am EST on Oct 29, 2017.
Week 19 means there are only one or two games left for CFL teams to finalize their playoff positioning and that means that bettors should be aware of playoff scenarios. But using the "must win" tag on teams can be problematic because pressure does funny things in this sport and upsets still can happen this late in the year to kill a team's season. Week 19 action kicks off at 7:00 pm EST on Oct 27, 2017.
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Week 7 of the 2017 NFL campaign has arrived and just like Week 5, we've got an entire board of NFL games with very tight spreads. No team is favored by more than 6 points this week, so expect the season of parity in the NFL to continue. The action on Sunday gets going at 1:00 pm EST on October 22, 2017.