at MINNESOTA VIKINGS (1-2)
NEW YORK JETS (3-1)
Kickoff: Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDT, Line: New York -4, Total: 37.5
Randy Moss was traded from New England to Minnesota in exchange for a third-round draft pick in 2011. Moss (nine catches, 139 yds, 3 TD) returns to the team where he caught 574 passes for 9,142 yards and 90 TD in seven seasons. That equates to insane season averages of 82 rec., 1,306 yds, 13 TD. NFL scores.
The Jets shut-down CB Darrelle Revis is expected to play through his injured hamstring and cover Moss on Monday night. Revis hurt himself trying to cover Moss in New York’s Week 2 win over the Patriots. NFL spreads.
Brett Favre finally has a replacement for the injured Sidney Rice and Moss will surely be his go-to receiver. The addition of Moss will also give a better chance for the game to go Over the small total. Moss has had mixed results playing against Revis and the Jets. He scored a touchdown against New York in Week 2, but his career numbers against the Jets are below average for the Future Hall-of-Famer (36 rec, 510 yds, 4 TD in nine games).
Although the Jets run defense has been stellar (75 YPG allowed, 4th-best in NFL), their pass defense has been vulnerable, ranking tied for 22nd in the league with 233 passing YPG allowed. NFL lines.
This FoxSheets trend on Minnesota shows why the game should go Over, especially with Moss back in a Vikings uniform.
MINNESOTA is 21-6 OVER (+14.4 Units) in road games vs. good teams – outscoring opponents by 6+ PPG on the season since 1992. The average score was MINNESOTA 23.4, OPPONENT 30.6 – (Rating = 2*).