Sunday, October 23, 2016
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Minnesota Vikings take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 40. The Vikings are 5-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
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Sam Bradford finished with 271 yards through the air for Minnesota last week. He completed 22 passes out of 30 attempts for a 73% completion percentage. The Vikings were led in rushing by Matt Asiata, who finished with 55 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Adam Thielen was the team leader in receiving with a total of 127 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Minnesota got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 351 yards for the game. The Vikings ran for 96 yards on 37 attempts.
Carson Wentz finished with 179 yards passing for Philadelphia last week. He went 11 for 22, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Ryan Mathews, who finished with 60 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Jordan Matthews led the team in receiving with 75 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. Philadelphia had 12 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 48 total plays for 239 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 94 yards on 21 carries as a team.
Minnesota scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 16th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 32 attempts for a 66% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 232 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 24th in the league. The Vikings run for an average of 71 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 2.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 32nd in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 303 yards per game, ranking their offense 30th overall this season. The Vikings average 17 first downs per game which ranks them 30th in the NFL. They accumulate 70.4 penalty yards per game via 7.4 penalties, which ranks 15th in the league.
Minnesota allows 210 passing yards per game, ranking 6th, and they allow 13 points per contest on defense, which ranks 1st. They give up 22 completions on 40 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55%. The Vikings allow 78 rushing yards per game on 21 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 4th in the NFL. Minnesota allows 288 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 2nd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6 penalties for 46.2 yards per game, ranking them 2nd among NFL teams.
Philadelphia averages 27 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 5th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. They throw for 225 yards through the air per game, ranking them 26th. The Eagles run for an average of 114 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 8th on the ground. They also run 61 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 339 yards per game, ranking them 21st in the league on offense. The Eagles get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 20th. They average 80.8 penalty yards per game via 9.8 penalties, ranking them 1st in the NFL.
Philadelphia allows an average of 207 passing yards per game, which ranks 4th in the league. Their defense overall allows 16 points per contest, which has them ranked 3rd. They give up 19 completions on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 59% per game. The Eagles allow 105 rushing yards per contest on 22 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 18th in the NFL. Philadelphia allows 312 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 6th in the league. They force 5.8 penalties for 49 yards in each contest, ranking 3rd.
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 5-0-0 this season
Philadelphia Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Philadelphia has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/17/16 WR Stefon Diggs Groin doubtful Sunday vs. Philadelphia
10/16/16 G Brandon Fusco Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
10/16/16 TE MyCole Pruitt Leg "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
10/16/16 TE Rhett Ellison Knee "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
10/11/16 OT Andre Smith Elbow IR
10/09/16 TE David Morgan Knee "?"
09/23/16 DT Sharrif Floyd Knee out indefinitely
09/21/16 T Matt Kalil Hip IR
09/19/16 RB Adrian Peterson Knee IR
08/31/16 T Mike Harris Undisclosed PUP
08/30/16 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee IR
08/11/16 QB Taylor Heinicke Foot out indefinitely
10/16/16 DT Bennie Logan Groin injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/16/16 CB Leodis McKelvin Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/11/16 OT Lane Johnson Suspension expected to miss 10 games
09/02/16 DE Alex McCalister Calf IR
09/02/16 LB Joe Walker Knee IR
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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