Vikings @ Eagles (-6.5), O/U 48.5
Back at it! Two division winners from last season squaring off in an early primetime spot. Love it. Week 1 wasn’t great for either of these teams.
The Vikings cost some people their survivor pools last week. They lost to Baker Mayfield and the Buccaneers, at home. That was bad. Many people had lower expectations for them this season, but few pegged them as a truly bad team. It’s far too early to label them as bad, but it wasn’t a good start. If they’re going to win this game, it’s not difficult to envision how. Primetime Kirk Cousins has to light up the banged up Eagles secondary.
The Eagles won last week, but it certainly wasn’t pretty. Their offense did very little and their defense allowed Mac Jones to look pretty good. And now they’re without two starters in the secondary. D’Andre Swift will likely be much more of a focal point this week, not only due to being essentially non-existent last week, but also out of necessity with Gainwell out.
I’m all over a big Birds victory here. Their offense should feast on what I expect to be a putrid Vikings defense. Their defensive front should mask what may be a bit of a suspect secondary. The Vikings will get their points, but the Eagles roll in this one. I’ll lay the points with the Eagles and take the over.