NFL Week 4: Vikings @ Chiefs
Minnesota Vikings @ Kansas City Chiefs Sun. Oct. 2, 2011 1 p.m. EST
Heading into this NFL regular season, the Minnesota Vikings were considered to be a legitimate playoff contender with a new starting quarterback in Donovan McNabb and a solid young core of talented players led by perennial Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson. Even though Peterson has been as advertised in the first three weeks of the season, McNabb has not as the six-time Pro Bowler has struggled under center in Minnesota as the Vikings have gotten out to a 0-3 start to the season.
Despite being a very disappointing 0-3 heading into Week 4, the Minnesota Vikings aren’t a bad football team; they just have trouble holding onto big leads. This could be a problem with the defense as Jared Allen and company haven’t been able to hold off opposing offenses in order to pull out wins, but Donovan McNabb seems to get the blame.
In Week 4, the Minnesota Vikings will go on the road to take on another 0-3 team that has failed to live up to expectations in the Kansas City Chiefs. As the defending AFC West division champions, Matt Cassel and company were thought to be a force to be reckoned with once again this season, but that hasn’t been the case as the team has suffered devastating injuries on both sides of the football and could end up being the worst team in the NFL at season’s end.
As of right now, the Minnesota Vikings are favored to get the win in Week 4 with a -1 point spread. Even though the Vikings haven’t been able to close out games this season, I believe this spread is the lock of the week as there is no way they don’t come out on top against the Chiefs.
Our betting predictions for Minnesota Vikings vs Kansas City Chiefs
Take the Vikings at -1.