2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
November 04, 2012
Minnesota at Seattle
Sunday 11/04 04:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Minnesota PICK () (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
The Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks both took it on the chin last week and will be looking to rebound. Seattle is certainly an improved team. But if not for a replacement ref's blown call they would be entering this game at just 3-5. They are still suffering growing pains, and have to live and die by rookie QB Russell Wilson. Wilson has had a pretty good rookie season, but he hasn't learned to throw the ball away yet. He keeps trying to force the action, and the price has been 8 INTs on the season. Christian Ponder has been similar, although better than last year. The difference makers here for Minnesota is Adrien Peterson, and Percy Harvin. Harvin is not only an explosive special-teams threat, but he has caught 60 balls this season. Adrien Peterson's surgically-repaired knee has allowed him to run healthy again, accounting for 775 yards on the ground. Minnesota has done a good job shutting down suspect offenses, and they should have a shot at the win here. Play on Minnesota.