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Minnesota Vikings 2009 NFL Football Future Lines

Minnesota Vikings Betting Odds – NFL Football Future Lines

Let’s take a look at the numbers:

betED NFL Football Betting Odds – Minnesota Vikings Odds To Win NFC North – +160

Season Over/Under Win Total Betting Odds From beted.com – 9

Jersey sales at the pro shop must be down. How else to explain the infatuation with a gray-haired, narcissistic, injury-battered, over-the-hill quarterback diva who has a recent history of playing his worst football when the games are most important?

But the Vikings have whet the fans’ appetite, and Brett Favre – or at least what’s left of him — apparently will be under center come September.

Even the best running back on the planet will not be enough to rescue the Vikings if they proceed with the madness. Football, more than any sport, is about teamwork and staying together, and Favre will inevitably tear the team apart.

Do you think Favre will be happy handing the ball off to Adrian Peterson 25 times a game for 135 yards, and finishing 10-of-15 passing for 85 yards and no touchdowns, even if the Vikes win? Right.

Someone had to win the pee-poor NFC North last season, and the Vikes (9-7) were the least-bad.

betED The predictable one-and-done playoff march showed needed some changes. Minnesota brought in Sage Rosenfels to compete with Tavarris Jackson for the starting QB job, but both were dumped at the altar when Favre started flirting with the front office.

Surprising stat: The Vikings were nearly beaten twice last season by the winless Lions. Minnesota won 12-10 and 20-16

Team strengths: Chester Taylor could start on a lot of teams, but he’ll get only about 20 percent of the carries if Peterson stays healthy. The defense is excellent, even if D-linemen Pat Williams and Kevin Williams wind up serving suspensions for steroid use.

Team Weakness: After the D-Line, the back 7 are nothing spectacular. Nothing much was done in the off-season to build depth in the secondary. BTW, Brad Childress doesn’t remind too many Viking fans of Bud Grant.

Vikings 2009 Season Win Total Prediction – 7 (With Favre) & 8 (Without Favre)

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Lawrence Paul is a regular contributor to the Cappers Picks Blog, and is a free-lance gambling and travel writer from Massachusetts.

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  1. Where do I start, first off get your facts right they were 10-6 not 9-7. Also, the Vikings have 3 very good all-star contending linebackers in Henderson, Greenway and Leiber. Next they have an all star corner in Winfield, and a quality safety in Madeu Williams. They have a stellar offensive line and Favre’s only job is to not make four big mistakes a game. I agree Favre is washed up but 7 wins is a rediculous prediction. This is coming from a Bears fan btw

  2. Brad Childress is resting his hopes on Brett Favre’s ability to squeeze one more productive year out of his battered body. That just shows you how much confidence he has in Tavaris Jackson.

  3. Matt Martz says:

    The only thing keeping the Vikings out of the ranks of becoming an elite team is their vacancy at quarterback. They have one of the best defenses in the NFL and one of the best running backs in Adrian Peterson. With rumors about Brett Favre coming out of retirement to play for the Vikings, it looks like Minnesota may have found their missing link. Minnesota finished 10-6 last year and made the playoffs and should finish atop the NFC North with an 11-5 record in 2009-10.

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