Minnesota at Green Bay -9, Total=48
Teddy Bridgewater says he will be healthy enough to play, but Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t so optimistic.
“We will see how he is doing tomorrow,” said Zimmer. “It’s a long season so we don’t want to put him at risk.”
Bridgewater rolled his ankle on a quarterback sneak Sunday against Atlanta. The injury is minor, but the short week might prevent him from playing. He was limited during Wednesday’s practice and is officially listed as questionable for Thursday Night Football. If he can’t go, Christian Ponder will draw the start in a key NFC North battle.
The Vikings are listed as nine point underdogs at Anonibet.com, the granddaddy of bitcoin books. They will have their hands full even with a healthy Bridgewater, as the Packers offense seems to have put it together after a rout against Chicago. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for four touchdowns against the Bears.
Minnesota is 2-2 straight up and 2-2-0 against the line so far this year. They are averaging 22.7 points per game, and giving up 21 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, Minnesota is averaging 135 rushing yards per game on 29 attempts, 4.7 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 30 times per game for a total of 207 yards, averaging 5.8 yards per passing attempt. Overall, Minnesota has gained 342 total yards per game on an average of 59 plays.
On defense, the Vikings are allowing 354 yards per game on 62 plays for a 5.7 yards per play average. They have given up 16.9 yards per point so far this year. Minnesota’s opponents have run the ball 46% of the time, and are averaging 4 yards per rushing attempt. The team has allowed completions on 67.9% of its opponents’ passing attempts, good for 241 passing yards per game (7.2 yards per passing attempt).
Green Bay is averaging 23 points per game so far in 2014, while allowing 24 points a game to its opponents. They have a 1-2-1 record against the spread, with a 2-2 straight up record. Defensively, Green Bay’s opponents are averaging 175.7 rushing yards per game on 38 attempts, a 4.6 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 32 times per game for a total of 214 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per passing attempt. Overall, Green Bay’s opponents have gained 390 total yards per game on an average of 70.5 plays.
On offense, the Packers are averaging 307 yards per game on 53 plays, for a 5.8 yards per play average. They are averaging 13.3 yards per point so far this year. Green Bay runs the ball 39% of the time, and are averaging 3.5 yards per rushing attempt. The team has completed 66.2% of its passing attempts, good for 233.5 passing yards per game (7.2 yards per passing attempt).