Free Sunday NFL Picks: Eagles vs Vikings (12/15/2013)

Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings
Date and Time: Sunday, 12/15/13 at 1:00pm on FOX
Game Line: Philadelphia Eagles -4.5 (from JustBet)
Over/Under: 51
Sunday NFL Football Analysis: After picking up a big win against Detroit in a blizzard last weekend, Philadelphia finds themselves alone atop the NFC East.  They will try to extend their winning streak to six when they head to Minnesota to face the Vikings.  The Eagles could catch a break if star running back Adrian Peterson can’t go. The reigning NFL MVP suffered a sprained right foot in last Sunday’s wild 29-26 loss at Baltimore, leaving his status for this game unclear.  Peterson was seen without his walking boot but isn’t expected to practice until Friday at the earliest. He is tied for the league lead with 10 rushing touchdowns and ranks second behind McCoy  with 93.9 yards per game.  The Eagles have averaged 31 points per game in the last six weeks, best in the NFC and their star running back LeSean McCoy has been a big reason why.  He leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage and has been a very important part of both the rushing and passing attack for the Eagles.  While Minnesota has gone winless on the road, it’s posted back-to-back home wins over Washington and Chicago in going 3-3 on its own turf.  The Vikings will start Matt Cassell who will be given a second consecutive start after throwing for 265 yards and two scores against the Ravens. Baltimore and Minnesota traded the lead an NFL-record six times in the fourth quarter and combined for five touchdowns over the final 2:05.  Cassell will have a hard time keeping up with Nick Foles who leads the NFL with a 120.0 passer rating. Foles threw his first interception against the Lions, leaving him one shy of matching Peyton Manning’s record  for most touchdowns, 20 without a pick to start the season.  His favorite target has been the speedy DeSean Jackson, who has been much more involved with the offense under Foles than he was under Mike Vick.  The Eagles are 6-1 when he scores a touchdown this season.  Jackson and Foles could be in for big days against Minnesota who has surrendered an NFL high 29 touchdowns through the air and 285 passing yards per game, 30th in the league.  The Eagles offense will be too much for the Vikings in this one and they won’t score enough points to keep up or stay within the number in this one.
Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings Free NFL Picks: Philadelphia Eagles -4.5 and under 51
Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings Game Prediction: 31-20 Eagles
What to expect in this NFL Football match up: The Eagles offense will be able to do whatever they want in the dome in Minnesota for much of the first half.  They will march up and down the field and build a lead regardless of whether Adrian Peterson plays or not.  Minnesota doesn’t have the offensive fire power to score into the 30’s like they will need to if they’re going to stay in this game.  Once they have a lead in the second half it will be the LeSean McCoy show who will put this game away in a game that isn’t as close as the final score.

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