2014 Season NFL Football Past Picks

September 07, 2014

This pick was released to clients on September 05, 2014 at 2:31PM ET.


Minnesota at St. Louis

Sunday 09/07 01:00 PM Eastern

0.5 unit on Game Total UNDER 43 -105 (risk 0.5 to return 0.98)  RESULT: WIN

The St. Louis Rams have built a strong defense, but are going to be up against it once again. Sam Bradford went down a year ago with a torn ACL, and coming back this season he tore it again and will miss the entire sason. The Rams are picked to finish dead last in the rugged NFC West. They are likely to take on a conservative approach and let their defense try and win games instead of letting their offense losing them. Minnesota has had to rely on Adrian Peterson way too much, and he is not getting any younger. The QB situation does not hold a lot of promise early on even with the drafting of Teddy Bridgewater, who still appears to be a year or two away from being a big factor. The Vikings will still call on Peterson to carry the ball a lot, and will shorten the game with a lot of rushing attempts. Both of these teams have flawed offenses, and while the Rams bring a very strong defensive unit, the Vikings' defense may be just good enough to hold down a team like St. Louis with a limited offense and Shaun Hill, a 13-year journeyman, taking snaps. I don't see a lot of playmakers on the field here, and both will likely take a conservative approach. Take the UNDER.

Vikings 3 10 7 14 34
Rams 0 0 3 3 6



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