Free Week 3 NFL Predictions: Buccaneers vs Vikings NFL Odds
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(1-0) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
Date: Sunday, September 24th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Week 3 ATS Betting Lines: Rams -2.5
NFL Week 3 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 3 NFL Betting Total: 41.5
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We have reached week three of the season and this is a week that can be a huge turning point for a lot of teams.
One of the games is an NFC showdown between two teams who feel like they have chance to make the playoffs, so a win is very important for both teams.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will make the trip up to Minneapolis and to US Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Vikings.
This is the first game played between the two teams since 2014. That Vikings came out ahead in that game by a final score of 19-13.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa bay Buccaneers played their game in week two after having a bye in week one because of the hurricane that hit Florida.
In their first game of the year they played the Chicago Bears, and there didn’t seem to be any rust of it being their first game of the season.
They dominated the game from the beginning and that allowed them to come ahead in the game by a final score of 29-7.
On the defensive side they frustrated Mike Glennon all afternoon. He did throw for over 300 yards but a lot of that came in garbage time.
The Buccaneers did force him to throw two interceptions though, and that helped create really good field position for the offense, something they enjoyed all afternoon.
The offense looked really good, and although they didn’t have to do a ton to win the game, they still looked really good doing it.
Jameis Winston was 18 for 30 throwing for a little over 200 yards and one touchdown. His favorite target was Mike Evans who had seven receptions for 93 yard and one touchdown.
To win this game the offense is going to need to find creative ways to move the ball against a Vikings defense that is usually pretty good and likes to blitz a lot.
The offensive line is going to need to be really good, and Winston is probably going to need to make good quick decisions.
On the other side of this match up is the Minnesota Vikings who have a lot of questions heading into this game. Sam Bradford had one of the best games of his career in week one in their victory over the Saints and seemed to be healthy coming out of that game.
But when the Vikings injury report came out they said he had a knee injury and was forced to miss the week two game against the Steelers, a game that the Steelers won 26-9.
Most believe that Bradford should be ready for this game, but if he isn’t that is going to be a real big hit for their chances in this game.
Another problem the Vikings had was penalties. They had a 11 of them against the Steelers and a few of them that resulted in the drive being continued.
To win this game the defense needs to be better, and Sam Bradford needs to start in this game. Case Keenum just doesn’t have the arm that Bradford does, and if he ends up starting it could be a long afternoon for the Vikings.
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4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Vikings ATS
I am going to make this prediction assuming that Sam Bradford is playing.
NFL Free Week 3 Score Prediction: Vikings 24 – Buccaneers 21
I think with Bradford the Vikings are still the better team in this one, and they will have some good success against the Buccaneers defense, and that will be the difference Sunday.
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