Well, are the Philadelphia Eagles for real? They got out of the gate very quickly, winning their first three games, but have now lost two in a row. And their defense, which at once occupied the #1 spot in the NFL rankings, was shredded over land by the Washington Redskins last week. Now, they go up against the team that may indeed have the top stop unit in the NFL, as the Minnesota Vikings pay a visit to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday for a 1 PM ET start. Even after the opening kickoff, BetAnySports customers can engage in a lively in-game wagering through the considerable facilities of Live Betting Ultra.
Obviously this game has a substantial back story, as Sam Bradford, the quarterback for Minnesota, was a member of the Eagles just a couple of months ago. As you may know, he was traded to the Vikings when Teddy Bridgewater went down with the season-ending knee injury. And Bradford, the former Heisman Trophy winner, #1 overall draft pick and rookie of the year, has been nothing short of sensational thus far, with the second-highest quarterback rating in the league, and no interceptions. He has obviously been a big reason the Vikings are undefeated at the moment, especially since they have been without running back Adrian Peterson.
In a the NFL betting odds that have been posted on this game by the people at BetAnySports, the Vikings are favored on the road:
Minnesota Vikings -2.5 (-120)
Philadelphia Eagles +2.5 (+100)
Over 39.5 points -110
Under 39.5 points -110
What was a little stinging for Bradford was that he thought he be the starting quarterback for the Eagles, and that was still the case during training camp. Imagine his surprise when he got the call that he been traded. But you really can’t blame Philadelphia for making that deal; they got a first and fourth-round draft pick in exchange, and they had already taken Carson Wentz with the second pick in the NFL Draft. So they just tossed Wentz into the fray as the starter. You can’t say that have gotten lousy results from that either. Wentz is 65% accurate with seven touchdowns and he’s been intercepted only once. However, when defenses have made him take a little bit more time to make decisions over the last two games, he has found himself susceptible to the pass rush, having been sacked eight times.
BetAnySports patrons know that the Vikings have not been to formidable in their ground attack, and that is where Philadelphia appeared to be vulnerable last week, allowing the Redskins to rush for 230 yards. Jim Schwartz is defense needs to make a comeback this week, and let’s face it, Minnesota is not really a high-powered unit, mostly concentrating on keeping their opponent’s score down. Could the Eagles accommodate them in that department? They looked like that kind of a team last week, as they had only 12 first downs and 239 total yards. They went without an offensive touchdown, scoring on a kick return and an interception return.
The Vikings have allowed only 12.6 points per game, and that is the best figure in the league. They are also pointspread champions of a sort, covering 19 of the last 22 games they have played. So they are overachievers for head coach Mike Zimmer.
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