Not many gave these two teams a chance for the postseason, but somehow both have winning record and are in the hunt. The Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings will square off this Sunday at 1 PM ET at Mall of America Field.
Here’s an interesting stat for bettors: in Vikings games, the favorite has covered 1 of the last 8, and in Cardinals matches the favorite has covered 1 of the last 12. The NFL lines have the Vikings as 6.5 favorites, especially considering it will be John Skelton the starting quarterback for the Cards.
Arizona had a big chance to beat the Bills last but they failed to hit a short field goal at overtime. “You go from on top of the world to feeling about as low as you can feel,” kickey Jay Feely said.
The Cards have lost two in a row after winning their first four games. Meanwhile Minnesota lost to Washington but they expect to bounce back.
“There’s going to be some growing pains along the way,” Frazier said. “We know that. This is a part of the process with him, part of the evolution of being an NFL starter. And we grow as a team, he’ll grow. But things like what happened (Sunday) could happen as he continues to gain more experience”.
Arizona allowed 22 sacks the last 3 games, and the Vikings have one of the most powerful defenses in the league, which have recorded 11 sacks this season, and this weekend they might set a record.