So, let me get this straight, Adrian Peterson is the best running back in football, but he fumbles too much and that means that Arizona has a shot this Sunday? Seriously? Is the entire sporting press smoking crack? Have they gone into utter self-delusion? Are the bookies in Vegas begging us to take their money? Minnesota is favored by two? Really? Thanks, I'll be flying in first class and dropping 20 grand on Minnesota. Afterwards, I'll run around telling everyone “that's me!” just like Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder.
The Vikings just thrashed Chicago, the team that everyone, including me, thought was going to charge out of the gate and win 13 games on general principal. True, their line is old and porous and they are missing their two best defensive players (Brian Urlacher and Pisa Tinoisamoa) thanks to season-ending injuries, but the Vikings just made them look like a pee wee team. It's not so much that the Bears are a suck, but that if you gang up on Peterson, Favre can have his pick of Bernard Berrian, Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, or Visanthe Shiancoe on any given play. It's not so much a matter of pick your poison, but a matter of the Vikings being able to look like they have 13 men on the field at any given time.
And the Cardinals, with one of the worst defenses in the NFL is supposed to be able to keep them within two points? Really? With Kurt Warner seeing faith healers to cure his umpteenth concussion and Matt Leinart still learning how to play, I just don't see how that will make Larry Fitzgerald the difference maker.
Seriously, the odds maker has to be Rex Ryan's drinking buddy.
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Written by Sean Neumann