NFL gambling on the Vikings now, as was the case then, is about a team with a strong defense and powerful running attack against the NFL lines. Minnesota finished the 2008 NFL gambling season with a record of 10-6 straight up but was just 6-10 against the NFL lines.
Minnesota’s glaring weakness was at quarterback as Tarvaris Jackson and Gus Frerotte were both erratic and undependable. Running back Adrian Peterson was the main NFL gambling asset for the Viking offense. Peterson rushed for 1760 yards and 10 touchdowns last year with a 4.8 yard per carry average.
In 9 NFL gambling starts last year Peterson rushed for more than 100 yards. His NFL gambling value is beyond numbers; however, as his effectiveness helps keep the heat off of the weak Viking quarterbacks.
The Viking defense was one of the best in NFL gambling last year and was the reason that they were able to limp into the playoffs. Cornerback Antoine Winfield was a major asset on that defense as he had 95 tackles, 10 of which were for losses, and forced 4 fumbles and had 2 interceptions.
The 11 year pro from Ohio State has 20 career picks. Linebacker Chad Greenway led the Vikings in tackles for the 2008 NFL gambling season with 115. Greenway is a 3 year pro from Iowa that forced 3 fumbles and had 5.5 sacks.
Another linebacker, Ben Leber, was highly effective for the Vikings last NFL gambling season as he had 47 tackles and 2 interceptions. Minnesota finished the season ranked 6th in defense for yards allowed and was also one of the top teams for stopping 3rd down conversions.
With their defense and Peterson all the Vikings need is a solid quarterback. Can anyone say Brett Favre? The Vikings and Favre continue to negotiate and he is expected to be in camp this July.
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