The Minnesota Vikings visit the Denver Broncos in this week’s Sunday Night Football matchup. Both franchises are in great form and whoever wins on Sunday will be in an excellent position to make the playoffs. The Vikings are on a five game winning streak and are thriving despite the absence of quarterback Kirk Cousins. Meanwhile, the Broncos have overcome a dreadful start to the season and are currently on a three game winning run.
To help you enjoy the action, our NFL betting experts have studied the stats and put together their exclusive tip.
After a 1-4 start to the season, plus an injury to star receiver Justin Jefferson, few fans had the Minnesota Vikings as potential playoff contenders. However, a stunning run of five wins in six games has put them firmly in the race for a Wild Card place.
Remarkably, head coach Kevin O’Connell has managed to cope with injuries to Jefferson and star QB Kirk Cousins. The trade for journeyman QB Josh Dobbs has proved to be an inspired move, with Dobbs leading the Vikes to two big wins since his move. With Jefferson nearer a return, these are exciting times for Vikings fans.
A few weeks ago, this looked like another lost season for the Broncos. They sat at 1-5, mired to the bottom of the AFC West. However, a run of three wins, including victories over the Chiefs and Bills, has put them back into the Wild Card picture.
Key to that run has been the improved form of the defensive unit. Having shipped 30+ points in four of their first five games, including a 70 point embarrassment at Miami, the Broncos’ D line has tightened up considerably and enabled the team to win some low scoring games. They will need more of the same on Sunday to beat one of the NFL’s hottest teams.
This will be the 16th meeting between the Vikings and Broncos. Minnesota currently holds an 8-7 head-to-head lead, but this is the first game between the teams since 2019. On that occasion, the Vikings won 27-23 thanks to a ten point turnaround in the fourth quarter.
Before looking at NFL Betting Apps for the latest odds on this game, don’t forget to check out our key statistical highlights. These stats look at key gameday details that will put you in the perfect place to make accurate NFL Picks.
The Broncos are marginal favorites for the game and can be backed at -160 for the win. The Vikings are available at +145 to win on the road.
This looks like an extremely tight game. The two teams are fairly evenly matched, and both are in very good form. Most sports picks and predictions for the game have Denver as favourties, but we are picking the Vikings for the W.
The inspiring play of Dobbs has been one of the stories of the season so far. His ability to extend plays has added an extra dimension to the Minnesota offense. We think he can produce some more magic and lead the Vikings to their seventh win of the season.
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