The Minnesota Vikings will try to take advantage of home field and the great momentum they are living as they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this Thursday night at 8:20 PM ET at Mall of America Field.
The Vikes (3-3-1 ATS) gave Arizona their defeat in a row last week. However, their passing game didn’t look good “You want to be able to throw the ball as well as run the ball effectively, but there are times where something is being taken away you have to be good in other areas,” coach Leslie Frazier said. “Fortunately for us, we’re at a point as a team where we can make up for deficiencies in other areas”.
“We’re definitely relying on our run game, and that’s not a bad thing,” Frazier said.
The Bucs have the 3rd best defense against the run, but they know they will face a beast in Adrian Peterson. “Peterson is as good as they get,” Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said. “… He runs with an attitude. We need to play run defense with an attitude. We have and we will”.
Tampa Bay has won five straight in this series since 2001, but they are 5-15 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
NFL betting fans, keep in mind Minnesota is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home, and the total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.el