The 2012 NFL season is back, and here at Cappers Info, we’ll be looking at some of the best games on the docket each and every week, as we try to make the most money possible off of the NFL odds for the week. Join us on Sunday, as we make our Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on the gridiron.
Week 9 NFL Picks: Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, November 11th, 1:00 ET
Location: Mall of America Field at the HHH Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
NFL Betting Odds: Detroit -2
Lions vs. Vikings On TV: FOX
It has been a brutally odd year for the Lions in 2012. QB Matt Stafford has just eight touchdown passes in spite of the fact that he is on a clip to throw for almost 5,000 yards for the second straight year. WR Calvin Johnson has only found the end zone once. The ground game still stinks. The defense still is suspect. Yet the club sits at 4-4 and could be back in the playoff picture with a win. Minnesota meanwhile, has won games this year with smoke and mirrors. WR Percy Harvin is amazing, but he is dealing with an ankle problem that should keep him out of this one. That leaves just RB Adrian Peterson to carry the load as one of the best backs in the game. QB Christian Ponder is going to have to take good care of the football in this one. We still think that Minnesota is going to ultimately win this battle of teams that we don’t think are all that great at the moment. The Vikes played a terrible game but still won when these two met at Ford Field thanks to a pair of special teams touchdown, and they are going to really want to get back in the good graces of the hometown crowd after getting shellacked by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the last time there was a game here at the Metrodome.
Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings Pick: Minnesota Vikings +2
Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings Score Prediction: Minnesota 23 – Detroit 21