Minnesota Vikings vs Arizona Cardinals News & Picks
Minnesota Vikings vs Arizona Cardinals Odds
|Minnesota Vikings||+4½ -110||51 -110o||+180|
|Arizona Cardinals||-4½ -110||51 -110u||-220|
**Odds as of 09/14**
The Minnesota Vikings will head west and take on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2. Minnesota is looking to bounce back following its 27-24 overtime loss on the road to Cincinnati. For the Cardinals, they are looking to keep pace with the rest of the NFC West, after it went 4-0 in Week 1. Arizona beat the Titans 38-13 in Nashville on Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals are -4 with a total of 51 for the latest NFL odds betting.
Running back Dalvin Cook’s fumble in overtime was the big story, but the Vikings’ inability to move the ball consistently should be the main factor. Minnesota was held scoreless in the first quarter but got on the board with an Adam Thielen touchdown in the second. Thielen finished the game with nine catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns.
The Vikings threw the football 49 times, which does not seem like a recipe for continued success.Cook finished with 20 carries for 61 yards and a score. Minnesota’s defense was suspect at best, allowing 261 passing yards and over 150 yards on the ground.
For Arizona, Kyler Murray was likely the Week 1 MVP of the league. The quarterback rushed for a touchdown and also threw for four more. DeAndre Hopkins continues to be an elite receiver with two touchdowns while leading the team with 83 yards in the game. Christian Kirk was solid with an additional five receptions for 70 yards and two TDs.
Arizona’s run game is anchored by Chase Edmonds. He and James Connor combined for 28 carries and 116 yards on the ground. The big story was the Cardinals’ defense. Arizona sacked Ryan Tannehill six times — five by Chandler Jones — while forcing an interception and two fumbles lost.