Week Three Tampa Bay Bucs at Minnesota Vikings
Vegas Spread: Vikings (-3)
The Minnesota Vikings were the hottest team in the league early last season but then finished at 8-8. They missed the playoffs and did not have a first round pick in this year’s draft. They traded it for Sam Bradford who, at best, is the most average quarterback in the league. He was taken due to an extremely gruesome injury to Teddy Bridgewater that looks like will keep him out for a second season.
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They made improvements to the running game picking up Latavius Murray and selecting Dalvin Cook in the second round of the draft. They are still lacking at the receiver position with Stefon Diggs as the only major threat. They do have a stout defense but with a poor offense they won’t be a playoff team. I know that defense wins championships but they need to be better than the 28th ranked offense if they want to make moves.
The Bucs have a better offense at almost every position and this should be a good game. Jameis Winston is far better than Sam Bradford, this has been proven. The biggest question will be where the running game comes from. Will Jacquizz Rodgers be leading the way in the final game before Doug Martin returns, or will it be someone else off of the depth chart?
If in Tampa it may have been the Bucs by three but Vegas loves home field advantage. Expect this spread to get closer