Let's try simply picking the Vikings to win as the better team

Everything was going well. Too well. Eerily well. The kind of well that doesn’t typically happen in NFL cities outside of New England this time of year.

It was, I thought, time for the Vikings to lose last week. They had won seven straight and were facing a good – not better — team on the road. They’d still be a very good team, but, sorry, time to lose.

And then they played a defensive masterpiece while Case Keenum and the offense protected the ball and scored touchdowns instead of field goals in the red zone. They scored 14 points. And won. In Atlanta.

A week later, here we are again. Everything is going well. Too well. Eerily well. The kind of well … well, you get the idea.

It feels like it’s time for the Vikings to lose a game. They’ve won eight straight and are facing a good – not better — team on the road.

But …

This time, I think I’ll just take the better team and see what happens. The Vikings are 2 ½-point favorites. Take the Vikings.

The picks went 11-5 straight up last week and 8-8 against the spread. They’re at 124-66 SU and 92-99 ATS on the year. My...

13 Published By - StarTribune - Sports - 2017.12.07. 13:19
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