Thursday, September 9, 2010
Los Those Picks Kick-Off Edition: Saints vs. Vikings
The NFL regular season officially kicks off tonight on NBC (8:30p eastern, 5:30 pacific). With that said, it's the perfect time to unveil a new weekly feature on "Los That Sports Blog", entitled "Those Picks". You'll get a brief preview of some of the top games for the weekend, with our picks for the winners. Agree or disagree, place your overseas or Vegas wagers at your own risk (disclaimer)...
Vikings @ Saints (+4.5 O/U 48.5)
The Saints can score on anyone at almost any time. Drew Brees may be the most accurate QB in the league and has a ton of weapons to distribute the ball to. The Vikings come into this game with injuries galore and will be without WR Sidney Rice, not to mention 40-year-old Brett Favre's gimpy ankle. The key for the Vikings is protecting Favre, as he still has Percy Harvin & Visanthe Shiancoe as reliable targets.
Vikings 24 Saints 35
The Saints will score early and often as Minnesota will have too many injury woes to keep up. Big games from Brees, Bush & Colston. You heard it here first.