[1:00 PM] Vikings @ Redskins

Who will WIN this matchup?

Minnesota Vikings (5-3)

@ Washington Redskins (4-3)


Current odds:

Minnesota Vikings: (+110)

Washington Redskins: (-130)


ESPN simulations have Minnesota as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Washington to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Washington by 2 points.

The Minnesota Vikings have come back to the pack in the NFC North following their sizzling start to the season and will attempt to halt a three-game slide when they visit the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Minnesota rode its defense to a league-best 5-0 start, but the offense has produced a total of 36 points during the three-game slide.

Quarterback Sam Bradford has nine touchdowns against only one interception, but he has been limited to one scoring pass in five of his seven starts and doesn’t have the luxury of leaning on the running game without Adrian Peterson. Bradford went to the air 40 times in last week’s 22-16 overtime loss against visiting Detroit while Minnesota managed 78 yards rushing on 25 attempts. Stefon Diggs had a season-high 13 catches last week while Cordarrelle Patterson is averaging five receptions over the last five games. Nose tackle Linval Joseph and cornerbacks Captain Munnerlyn and Marcus Sherels did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.

Cousins threw for two scores and a season-high 458 yards in the draw with Cincinnati, but he will face the league’s top-ranked scoring defense without his Pro Bowl left tackle. Trent Williams will serve the first of his four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Rookie Robert Kelley rushed for 87 yards against the Bengals in his first career start and will get the nod against Minnesota’s rugged defense. Deep threat DeSean Jackson missed practice against Thursday, but tight end Jordan Reed and Jamison Crowder each had nine receptions and a touchdown in London.

Cousins is tied with Sonny Jurgensen for the most 300-yard games in franchise history with 15.

Bradford has nine TD passes and two interceptions in five matchups against Washington.

LB Ryan Kerrigan has a team-high seven sacks for the Redskins.


StreakSmarts Pick: Washington Redskins

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick