Vikings vs Patriots: Brady, Cousins face off at Gillette Stadium
Vikings vs Patriots NFL odds, spreads and predictions
When is it? Sunday December 2nd
What time is kick off? 4:25 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Gilette Stadium
Which channel is it on? FOX
New England looks to remain unbeaten at home.
The New England Patriots (8-3) came off the bye week and got back on track defeating the New York Jets 27-13.
Tom Brady looked his usual self completing 20 of 31 passes for 283 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Sony Michel returned from injury and didn't skip a beat, rushing 21 times for a season-high 133 yards and one touchdown.
Rob Gronkowski also made his return from injury for the first time in nearly a month, catching three passes for 56 yards and one touchdown.
Julian Edelman continued to be the Brady's safety net, catching four passes for a team-high 84 yards and one touchdown.
New England averages (27.9 ppg) which is seventh best in the NFL, and with offense back at full strength, I'd expect that to increase.
The Minnesota Vikings (6-4-1) put themselves back into the NFC playoff picture with a 24-17 win over the rival Green Bay Packers.
Kirk Cousins had arguably his best game of the season completing 29 of 38 passes for 342 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
The wide receiver duo of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs were a problem for Green Bay.
Thielen eclipsed over 100 yards first time in two games catching eight passes for 125 yards and a touchdown.
Diggs was next in line with eight receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown.
Dalvin Cook looked back to normal which was a bright spot for Minnesota. Cook rushed 10 times for 29 yards and caught three receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown.
Vikings vs Patriots Spread
Minnesota is getting 5.5 points in this matchup.
New England is 5-0 at home this season which will work towards their advantage.
Minnesota should hang around into the fourth quarter led by Cousins and Thielen, but I expect Brady and the Patriots to find the endzone just enough to win.
Take New England to cover.
Vikings vs Patriots Over/Under
The over/under in this matchup is set at points 49.5.
My final score prediction: Minnesota Vikings 24, New England Patriots 31
Take the over in this game.
Think the Patriots stay unbeaten at home? Betting $240 would win a $100 profit.
Like Minnesota to win on the road? Spending $50 wins $100 profit.
Where the game will be won or lost
This matchup will be decided by quarterbacks.
Minnesota has to take advantage of a vulnerable New England pass defense that ranks seventh worst in the NFL allowing (270 ypg).
The Patriots face a tougher challenge in the Vikings secondary that allows (221 ypg) which is fifth best in the league, and held Aaron Rodgers to just 198 yards last week.