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NFC North Bet – Minnesota Vikings Face the New York Jets on MNF

Posted by Marcello Messina on 10/10/2010 11:20:20 AM

With the addition of Randy Moss, Minnesota now possesses one of the most potent offenses in the NFL. Here are the top 3 reasons why they cover (+4) against the Jets this NFL betting online MNF betting game.

(1-2) Minnesota Vikings at (3-1) New York Jets
Live from New Meadowlands Stadium – NJ
Kickoff: 8:30 PM EST Monday, October 11, 2010
Broadcast: ESPN

NorthBet NFL Game Odds:
Minnesota Vikings +4
New York Jets -4
Total 39

ESPN breaks down this MNF betting matchup

1. Randy Moss

Randy Moss is a primetime player.

Lest we forget, three weeks ago when Darrelle Revis publicly called Moss a ‘slouch’ before their much-anticipated matchup, Randy schooled him on the field by completing a one-handed 34-yard touchdown catch - probably the grab of the season so far.

This week, even if Revis does find himself healthy enough to play, there is absolutely no chance that he will be able to successfully contain Randy Moss.

Furthermore, it is likely that New York will want to double-team Moss, understanding that an injured Revis will in no way be able to stop him.

Minnesota’s tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and wider receiver Percy Harvin will find themselves facing either zone or single coverage, giving Brett Favre multiple throwing options.

2. Adrian Peterson

The addition of Randy Moss will undoubtedly help Adrian Peterson’s game.

Even when opposing defenses knew that the Vikings were going to run the ball, they found it exceedingly hard to stop Peterson. Peterson has still managed to rush for over 130 yards per game, scoring a touchdown in each of his matchups.

With Moss now occupying more defenders in NFC North betting, the Jets will be forced to focus more on their secondary and give less attention to Peterson. This will only help Minnesota employ a more balanced offensive attack.

3. Defenses

Who could have predicted that the Jets would rank 22nd amongst the NFL in pass defense after the first four weeks this NFL betting online season?

New York has allowed an average of over 230 passing yards per game, including 352 to Chad Henne two weeks ago. This defense is definitely not the same without their All-Star cornerback, and could be in for some deep trouble if he doesn’t return this week.

Minnesota’s defense, unlike their offensive unit, has been playing very well.

They rank first overall in total defense, permitting less than 280 total yards per game.

NFL Betting Online MNF Pick: Minnesota Vikings (+4).

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