NFL Betting – Detroit at Minnesota Vikings

NFL betting handicappers will have their choice of two winless NFC North teams that will matchup in Minnesota as the Vikings host the Lions on FOX.

Sbg global sportsbook opened with the Minnesota Vikings as an 11.5-point home favorite and with an over/under of 42.5.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 PM Eastern.

Catastrophic Starts
The Detroit Lions were hoping the break out of the pack and from their horrible habit of being among the biggest losers in the NFL.  It looked as if that was going to be the case on opening day as they seemed to have beaten the Chicago Bears on a pass play at the gun but what looked like a certain touchdown catch was overruled on a bizarre and obscure rule that is hardly ever enforced.  The Lions went down to a crushing defeat and lost 2009 NFL number one draft pick and starting quarterback Matt Stafford to injury in the process to remain the same old Motor City Kitties.  The Lions have got the cash in both of their losses.

The Minnesota Vikings went through the annual rite of summer in which Brett Favre’s status was up in the air through training camp.  Favre arrived a few days before the regular season and has struggled although it is not his entire fault.  Favre is without top target Sidney Rice and lacks any top playmakers that can stretch the field.  Last week Favre suffered 4 turnovers including a fumble in his own end zone that resulted in a Miami touchdown as the Dolphins scored a 14-10 NFL Bet payout as 5.5-point dogs that was clinched when they slammed the door shut on a 4th and goal rush attempt by Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson at the 1 yard line.  Minnesota is yet to payout in 2010.

Beyond a Must Win
Favre and the Vikings have to get the “W” here.  They have a bye week that follows Sunday’s game and can use that to shore up the roster.  An NFL betting loss to Detroit would be too expensive to recover from and the Favre retirement watch would officially begin.  Failure is not an option on Sunday for the Vikings.

Detroit has just 2 NFL bet covers in their last games against Minnesota as the last 4 meetings have gone under the total.