The Minnesota Vikings hope to parlay their two-point, sportsbook NFL odds favoritism into leapfrogging the Los Angeles Rams. The Vikes have had a couple of lively touchdown celebrations, but it’s time to take things up a notch or three. So, next time, instead of leapfrog, how about frog baseball? Adam Thielen could be Beavis and Case Keenum could be Butthead. Or, even better, have Latavius Murray go Eddie Guerrero on Stefon Diggs and hit him with a five-star frog splash from the goal posts.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 12, 2017
- Date: Sunday, 19th November
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium
- Online sportsbook odds for fans who bet on NFL:
Los Angeles Rams +2 (-110) 46 (-110)
Minnesota Vikings -2 (-110) 46 (-110)
The Vikes could also leapfrog the first round of the playoffs
A win over the Rams would give the Vikings a tiebreaker advantage over same and the Saints and position them nicely in the race for the NFC’s second first-round bye. Case Keenum continues to be a success story, throwing for 304 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday’s 38-30 win over the Skins. He also threw two interceptions that gave Washington hope, but then maybe he was just teasing them. “Just feels good, is all,” Keenum said. “I love this squad, I love this team, I love this offense, I love these coaches and we’re having fun.” If Keenum is a success story, though, Teddy Bridgewater is a sob story, and the unwashed masses love those. Head coach Mike Zimmer said last week he had “100 percent” confidence in Bridgewater’s ability to play should anything happen to Keenum, so let’s just hope nothing happens to him. In fact, Teddy B-H2O should remain in the sidelines raising “the cool factor of the quarterback group,” as Keenum put it. The Vikes are 5-0 straight-up and 4-1 against the sportsbook NFL odds spread in their last five games, all with Keenum under center. The total has gone over in their last three games.
Jared Goff’s brass balls
The Rams looked, for a while, as if, even if they got the outright win over the Texans on Sunday, they would fail to cover the 13-point spread. And the Jared Goff busted out the Rams’ longest play from scrimmage in over half a century, a 94-yard touchdown catch that propelled then to a 33-7 victory. “Man, that s— was crazy,” opposing linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said. “I don’t know how they did that.” Added Rams head coach Sean McVay: “The greatest trait a quarterback can have is not fearing failure — and that’s how Jared’s wired. He had brass balls on that play, and he dropped a dime. And that was so big, ’cause it opened everything up — and after that, we were off and running.” It seems like Goff has it made, but if this football thing doesn’t pan out, he could still enjoy a second career in real estate.
The Rams are 4-0 straight-up and against the sportsbook NFL odds spread in their last four games.