It’s a rare matchup for these two teams on Thanksgiving, as playing in opposite conferences means they only meet every few years. Nevertheless, New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings promises to be a fascinating Week 12 matchup with so little known on either side. Which way do the NFL betting odds have this going, and what are the key facts about each team?
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Patriots vs Vikings Highlights
The Patriots enter this Thanksgiving game in the midst of a tough run of matches, which makes a road trip to Minnesota all the more important. With Belichick facing off versus the recent Brady backup and third-round pick, O’Connell, the Patriots hold the advantage. Can Bill come up with another masterclass like he has done his whole life and get a win here?
The Vikings will be hoping that Thanksgiving gives them some offensive advantages over the Patriots, most notably in the form of Justin Jefferson at wide receiver. As one of the best in the game, Jefferson is capable of blowing any matchup wide open. Quarterback Kirk Cousins also trusts him and will look to exploit a secondary, devoid of former Pat JC Jackson.
A certain Tom Brady made his NFL debut on Thanksgiving for the Patriots in a lopsided loss to the Lions all the way back in 2000. They have, however, won their three-holiday games since then, with the last one coming in 2012 against the Jets. The Vikings have played 8 times in football’s fall classic, winning 6. This is the first time they will host a Thanksgiving game, though.
If you want to bet on NFL games this Thursday, this should be a great game worthy of its primetime place. Bet on a game that will be decided by less than a score, with a narrow Patriots win the most likely outcome.
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