|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL This Christmas weekend, one of the NFL’s biggest 2010 disappointments, the Minnesota Vikings, will travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles.
The Eagles are the reigning kings of the NFC East with a 10-4-0 record going into Week 16. Compared to the Vikings who are riddled with injuries and sex scandals, and sit in lowly third in their division, the NFC North with a 5-9-0 record.
Brett Favre suffered a concussion last Monday night in the game vs. the Bears. But he is not on the injured reserve list, and may still play this weekend against the Eagles. The reason being is that he has two games left in the season, and in his career, so he’s going to want to be a part of them. They are preparing Joe Webb to start just in case. Interim Coach Leslie Frazier said they are taking it one day at a time, and that it is up to the doctors. When betting on sports here are some Vikings stats to consider: Webb went 15 for 26 with 129 yards and two interceptions in relief of Favre after he suffered his concussion. He also rushed 38 yards and a touchdown.
Sportsbook lists the Eagles as the minus 14.5 point favorites with the total over under at 44.
The Eagles are on a winning streak, they haven’t lost a game since Week 12, to the Bears in Chicago. They are coming off a big win last weekend vs. the New York Giants. All eyes were on Eagles return man DeSean Jackson Sunday when he fielded a punt on the game's final play and zig-zagged his way through the entire special teams unit of the Giants to give the Eagles a 38-31 win. DeSean Jackson scored on a 65-yard punt return on the last play of the game and the Eagles scored a team-record 28 points in the final 7:28 to stun the New York Giants 38-31 and take over first place in the NFC East. It is looking good for the Eagles this post-season. The Vikings probably won’t put up to much of a fight for strong determined Philadelphia.