The Minnesota Vikings (5-7) host the New York Jets (2-10) on Sunday December 7th in the 3rd home game in a row for the purple with the team going 1-1 thus far.
Announce team: Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
Las Vegas odds: Minnesota by 4.5
Vikings vs Jets series
Minnesota is 1-8 all-time vs the Jets and has lost 7 in a row in this series. Minnesota is 1-3 at home while 0-5 in New York. The only win Minnesota has comes back in 1975 when the Bud Grant coached Vikings beats the Jets 29-21. The 9 games played vs the Jets ranks 2nd amongst teams that have faced the Jets trailing only Baltimore.
The last time Minnesota faced the Jets was on Monday football when Brett Favre threw his 500th touchdown and it was a 37 yard pass to Randy Moss.
Minnesota vs NY Jets by the numbers
Minnesota 233 New York Jets 190
Minnesota 300.8 New York 311.5
Minnesota ranks 29th and the Jets come in ranked 30th in the total offense
Net yds rushing
Minnesota 114.5 New York 148.2
The Jets are ranked 2nd in the NFL in rushing
Minnesota +1 New York Jets -12
Minnesota 79 New York 91
Minnesota Vikings fun info
Everson Griffen now has 11 sacks which is 2nd in the NFC. He now has multiple sacks in 3 of the games this season.
Adam Thielen is the 4th Vikings player in team history to block a punt and return it for a touchdown.
Minnesota returned 2 blocked punts for touchdowns also has history to it. Everson Griffen’s 43 yard return is now the longest in team history. The 2nd now belongs to Adam Thielen with 30 and the 3rd ranked is Nate Allen back on 10/17/76 with a 29 yarder.
THOUGHTS ON THE GAME
New York is coming off a disappointing Monday night loss to Miami while Minnesota is coming off a big victory over Carolina.
The Jets have 2 wins for the year which can scare a fan except for one big advantage and I believe that falls on the feet of Mike Zimmer.
I believe the Jets will give the Vikings a heavy dose of Percy Harvin. The Jets also have a tremendous running game lead by Chris Johnson. The one big problem as of late with the Vikings has been the tackling. This will be a great test for the Vikngs defense.
I am of the belief that the Vikings will be ready for the Jets. The 2 wins by the Jets yet I know a Rex Ryan lead defense will test Teddy Bridgewater. I love what I saw out of Teddy last week keeping his composure and feel he will do the same this week. I don’t see big numbers vs the Jets as far as passing but I do feel Teddy will be efficient and take what is given.
Geno Smith will start for the Jets at QB and is young and athletic so the Vikes d-line will need to keep Smith in the pocket. I don’t believe the Jets will throw much rather rely on the running game.
I see the Vikings making this a statement game and will crush the Jets by the final of 31-3.
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