NFL Betting – Favre Killing the Vikings this Season

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The Minnesota Vikings are 0-2 both straight up and against the NFL betting point spread this season and quarterback Brett Favre is a big reason why.

The Vikings should have let him retire as they couldn’t be any worse off with Tarvaris Jackson running the offense.  Minnesota’s offense was shut down again this past week and the Vikings lost 14-10 against the NFL odds to the Miami Dolphins.

The Vikings had their chances against Miami but Favre threw three interceptions and the Miami defense stopped Adrian Peterson on a fourth-and-goal from the one yard line.

Favre Looks 40 Years Old – Favre has looked his age in the first two games of the season.  He was horrible against Miami. It was his worst effort as the Minnesota quarterback. He was 19 of 28 for 197 yards but he threw three interceptions and fumbled in the end zone for one of Miami’s touchdowns.

The Vikings did get 145 yards and a touchdown from Adrian Peterson but when the game was on the line even A.P. couldn’t get into the end zone. Minnesota’s defense held Miami to 226 yards of offense but they could not make up for Favre’s mistakes. Rarely does a team win a game when turning it over four times.

Minnesota Heavily Favored this Week – The Vikings are 0-2 but they are heavily favored in NFL betting at Sbg this week as they play the Detroit Lions.  Before you go and automatically assume that the Vikings will cover the spread in this game you should know that Detroit is 2-0 against the NFL odds this season. The Lions have lost their first two games straight up but they have covered both of them.

Must-Win For Minnesota – There is no question that this week’s game for the Vikings is a must-win but then again so was last week’s.  The Vikings may get the win against Detroit but they have major problems. There are rumors the Vikings may trade for San Diego’s Vincent Jackson but he may not help much considering Favre is making mistakes at every turn. The schedule for Minnesota after their bye week is brutal so to have any chance of a winning season the Vikings must beat Detroit on Sunday.

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