NFL Betting on Minnesota Hopeless without Peterson

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting on the Minnesota Vikings was exciting when Adrian Peterson was running the ball.

NFL betting on the Vikings is downright ugly when he is not. Head coach Brad Childress is completely outclassed on the sidelines and the Vikings are hopeless at quarterback. With Adrian Peterson out of the lineup the Vikings are an automatic go-against in NFL betting.

NFL betting gamblers that have backed the Vikings this season have gone a total of 3-4-2 against the NFL football betting pointspread. Just a week after setting the NFL rushing record, Adrian Peterson was injured against Green Bay and will miss at least one more game. Without Peterson the Vikings were hopeless against the Packers, getting shutout for the first time ever in the 92 game history between the two teams. NFL betting history shows it was the first time the Vikings have been shutout in the regular season in over 16 years.

NFL football betting gamblers that look at the NFL football betting pointspread are finding it hard to like anything about Minnesota without Peterson in the lineup. Brooks Bollinger was an average college quarterback and is a poor NFL quarterback. NFL betting experts know that Tarvaris Jackson is not much better. The only reason NFL football betting gamblers that look at NFL betting might want to take the Vikings is if Peterson is in the lineup and that won’t be the case for at least another game, perhaps more. The good news for gamblers looking at NFL betting in the future on Vikings’ games is that Peterson will be back. The bad news for NFL betting gamblers is that Childress is still on the sidelines as head coach.

The comparison between Childress and Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy has been talked about in NFL betting circles for weeks. The Vikings have an inexperienced owner that was somehow taken in by Childress while the Packers made the intelligent choice and selected McCarthy. NFL betting experts remember that at the time of his hiring, the Vikings job was considered the best one available while the Packers job was considered the worst. Since that bad decision, the Vikings are 9-16 while the Packers are 16-9. Green Bay is thought of as a serious contender in the NFC by NFL betting experts while the Vikings are thought of as a joke without Peterson.

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