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They should be 9-2 when the calendar flips
« on: January 08, 2020, 10:31:17 am »

Through three games last year Womens Antonio Brown Jersey , Vikings receiver Adam Thielen had 32 catches and 338 yards. Through three games this year, Thielen has only 11 catches and 173 yards.The reduced output “doesn’t matter to me, as long as we win,” Thielen told PFT via phone after Sunday’s 34-14 win over the Raiders. Thielen explained that he continues to focus on all the little things that go with running routes and getting open, and that he simply tries to make the most out of every opportunity that comes his way.“It’s definitely not harder,” Thielen said regarding the change in the focus from passing to running. “It’s just different.”The very different focus on running — led by the incredible skills of third-year running back Dalvin Cook — makes it easier to pass via play action. Which is exactly what the Vikings did in scoring their first touchdown of the day. With quarterback Kirk Cousins faking the handoff and rolling left, Thielen popped wide open. So open that it almost became a problem.Thielen said it’s actually harder to catch a pass when he’s that open than when he’s blanketed, because there’s a chance he’ll loose his focus when he takes it for granted.He made the catch. And he scored again on a short running play at the goal line, punctuated with a spike so aggressive that it almost seemed like he was sending a message. Was he?“No,” Thielen said. “I just didn’t know what else to do.”The Vikings have shown they know what to do to win games: Combine old-school offense with old-school defense. It was a fitting combination on the day they recognized the ultra-old-school 1969 Vikings, who won the last NFL championship before the merger. Last Week: 9-3Weeks 1 through 8: 63-61-4Home teams shown in bold. Odds taken from Odds Shark.Kansas City (-16.5) vs. ArizonaArizona’s coming off a bye and they will keep it somewhat close here. 16.5 points is a lot. Prediction: Josh Rosen has his best game to date on Sunday.<em>Pick: Arizona (+16.5)</em>Atlanta (-6) vs. ClevelandJulio Jones finally scored a touchdown last week! Matt Ryan is playing great, and the Browns and Baker Mayfield aren’t. Falcons win and continue their push.<em>Pick: Atlanta (-6)</em>New York Jets (-7) vs. BuffaloIn what could have been an interesting matchup of first round picks at QB, we will most likely get Josh McCown vs. Nathan Peterman.<em>Pick: New York Jets (-7)</em>Chicago (-6.5) vs. DetroitLions are scuffling Antonio Brown Jersey White , but they are 3-1 ATS in their last four road games. Gut feeling: It’s a divisional game, so this one stays close.<em>Pick: Detroit (+6.5)</em>Indianapolis (-3) vs. JacksonvilleMust-win game for both teams if they want to hang around the playoff picture. The Jaguars don’t score much, so I think the Colts take it at home.<em>Pick: Indianapolis (-3)</em>New England (-6.5) vs. Tennessee Congrats Tennessee! You have just come off an emotional MNF win and get to return home on a short week… to face Tom Brady and the Patriots.<em>Pick: New England (-6.5)</em>New Orleans (-5.5) vs. CincinnatiAfter how the Saints looked last week, it would be doing them a disservice to not take them here. The Bengals hang around for a while, but the Saints bury them late.<em>Pick: New Orleans (-5.5)</em>Tampa Bay (-3) vs. WashingtonA very good Redskins defense got exposed last week vs. Atlanta at home. They need to get back on track here, and they will.<em>Pick: Washington (+3)</em>Los Angeles Chargers (-10) vs. Oakland The Raiders, man the Raiders….. they aren’t good. Keep an eye on the Chargers in these next three weeks.  to December.<em>Pick: Los Angeles Chargers (-10)</em>Green Bay (-10) vs. MiamiPackers desperately need this one, and it’s going to be cold in Green Bay.<em>Pick: Green Bay (-10)</em>Los Angeles Rams (-9.5) vs. Seattle9.5 seems like a lot here. It’s a divisional game, and both teams are hungry and motivated.<em>Pick: Seattle (+9.5)</em>Philadelphia (-7) vs. DallasEagles are coming off of a bye, and I’m having trouble seeing Dak & the Cowboys offense putting up many points here. Philly wins big.<em>Pick: Philadelphia (-7)</em>San Francisco (-3) vs. New York GiantsNick Mullens looked great against the Raiders last Thursday, but there’s tape on him now and New York’s defense is better than Oakland.<em>Pick: New York Giants (+3)</em>
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