Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I have added NY back to the board and bought the hook to get back down to -3.  MIN has now lost their home field advantage so I would still take them even if you have to take them at -4. 

New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings: NYG -3
I believe this is a great matchup for NY.  First of all, we have the QB and coaching situation for the Vikings.  Frankly, I'm not really concerned if MIN are playing inspired football or not.  If I was a MIN fan, I'd be more concerned about how to they are going to sustain drives and put up points.  NY match up pretty well against the run so I'm not expecting Peterson to have a lights out day.  What I'll be looking for on Sunday is how badly NY beat up on whoever starts under center.  It's not going to matter much who is at QB for MIN because their offensive line isn't doing a good enough job in protection and NY have a significant advantage defending the pass.  Favre is going to get beat up and battered if he decides to keep his streak alive and Jackson could become a turnover machine if he gets the start.  Fans might be excited about his performance against BUF, but let's get real.  Jackson is not the QB of the future in this city.  The coaching change has resulted in less penalties in the last couple weeks, but this isn't a ship that is going to get completely turned around in the middle of the season.  They are still too inconsistent as a team to pull out a win this Sunday.   NY are much better in the key categories of points from long drives and completed plays per game.  They do a great job protecting Eli and rank in the upper half of the league in turnover differential.  In fact, there isn't really any one area that NY is deficient in.  I'm going with the road team in this one.  Prediction: Bank NYG -3.

Bonus Prop: T Jackson 199.5 Passing Yards: UNDER