Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free NFL Picks & Week 8 Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/22/2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM on FOX
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
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On Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings (2-5) will try to snap their three-game losing skid when they go up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-5). The Vikings are in fourth place in the NFC North right now, while the Bucs are fourth in the NFC South.
Last Sunday, the Vikings gave up a late touchdown to the Buffalo Bills and lost 17-16 on the road. They had just 118 passing yards in that loss and they turned the ball over twice.
The Vikings have only gained 309.1 total yards per game and they are 30th in the league in scoring with just 17.1 points per game. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has completed 61.1 percent of his passes for 812 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions. Veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings has 26 catches for 345 yards and one score.
The Buccaneers gave up 28 first-quarter points to the Baltimore Ravens in their last game and were blown out 48-17. Their defense gave up 475 yards in that loss, including 169 on the ground.
Through six games, the Bucs have the worst defense in the league by giving up 34 points per game to opposing offenses. Quarterback Mike Glennon has an 86.2 rating on the season by throwing for 986 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Running back Bobby Rainey has averaged 4.9 yards per carry on the season, but he has just 262 rushing yards with one touchdown.
Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
Minnesota Vikings are 3-4-0 Against the Spread
Minnesota Vikings are 2-5-0 against the Over/Under
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-4-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 4-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/20/14 DE Corey Wootton Back "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/20/14 LB Gerald Hodges Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/19/14 G Vladimir Ducasse Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/24/14 OL Brandon Fusco Pectoral IR
09/23/14 LB Dom DeCicco Hip IR
09/22/14 TE Kyle Rudolph Hernia out indefinitely
09/21/14 QB Matt Cassel Foot IR
09/18/14 WR Jerome Simpson Legal problems has been released
09/17/14 RB Adrian Peterson Legal problems out indefinitely
09/04/14 S Mistral Raymond Concussion IR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10/12/14 DE Larry English Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/12/14 S Dashon Goldson Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/12/14 CB Johnthan Banks Neck "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/12/14 LB Jonathan Casillas Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/28/14 QB Josh McCown Thumb out indefinitely
09/12/14 DE Adrian Clayborn Bicep IR
09/10/14 CB Mike Jenkins Pectoral IR
09/04/14 RB Charles Sims Ankle IR
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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