NFL betting fans will Vikings quarterback Brett Favre return to the team he played for in the 2008 football betting season before departing with plenty of criticism of his teammates.
Kickoff Monday is set for 8:40 PM Eastern and Sports-Gambling opened with the Jets as 4 point home favorites.
The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a much needed bye week after getting their first win and payout of the season over Detroit to improve their overall record to 1-2 straight up and with the NFL odds.
The Vikings have gone under the total in all 3 of their games. Minnesota made big news this week as they acquired a much needed breakaway receiving threat in Randy Moss, who arrives from New England for a draft pick. Minnesota and quarterback Brett Favre rank 24th in passing and Moss was brought in to jumpstart the attack.
Adrian Peterson has been the bulk of the offense with 392 yards rushing as Minnesota has the 5th ranked ground attack and number 4 defense in football.
The New York Jets have a record of 3-1 both straight up and with the football odds with 3 of their games going over the total. They have not lost since opening night thanks in large part to quarterback Mark Sanchez’s improved play and a defense that ranks 7th for points allowed.
LaDainian Tomlinson has 341 yards to lead the Jets 2nd ranked ground attack. The Jets scored an easy 38-14 payout at Buffalo last week.
There will be plenty of intangible drama for this NFL betting matchup as Moss and Favre will team up for the first time after pining many years for each other. There will be considerable pressure on the Vikings and Favre as a loss puts them into a 1-3 hole that may be too deep to climb out of in the competitive NFC playoff race.
Favre will of course want to upstage his former teammates that badmouthed him after he left in 2008 and also make up for a bad national TV performance on opening night. The Jets have their Super Bowl swagger back in full stride and will be tough to beat.
The Vikings defense may hold the key to this game against Sanchez and the improved Jets offense.