Through 2 Quarters
Although the Jacksonville Jaguars were the underdogs at kickoff, they’ve since taken control of the game. It’s anybody’s game at halftime, but the Jaguars are ahead of the Minnesota Vikings 9-6.
WR Laviska Shenault Jr. has led the way so far for Jacksonville, as he has caught three passes for one TD and 38 yards. Minnesota has enjoyed the tag-team combination of WR Adam Thielen and QB Kirk Cousins. The former has snatched one receiving TD, while the latter has passed for one TD and 83 yards on 15 attempts. Cousins has been efficient, with a passer rating of 135.10.
Jacksonville’s lead is tied with the biggest they have had this season going into the third quarter.
Jacksonville @ Minnesota
Current Records: Jacksonville 1-10; Minnesota 5-6
What to Know
The Minnesota Vikings will stay at home another week and welcome the Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 p.m. ET Dec. 6 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Minnesota should still be riding high after a win, while the Jaguars will be looking to right the ship.
It was a tight matchup that could have gone either way, but the Vikings made off with a 28-27 victory over the Carolina Panthers last week. Kudos to the oddsmakers for accurately forecasting both the winner and the close margin. Minnesota can attribute much of their success to QB Kirk Cousins, who passed for three TDs and 307 yards on 45 attempts, and WR Justin Jefferson, who snatched two receiving TDs. Cousins ended up with a passer rating of 154.90.
Speaking of close games: it was close but no cigar for the Jaguars as they fell 27-25 to the Cleveland Browns last week. Jacksonville’s loss came about despite a quality game from RB James Robinson, who rushed for one TD and 128 yards on 22 carries.
This next contest looks promising for the Vikings, who are favored by a full 10 points. They may be expected to win, but bettors beware: they are only 2-4 against the spread when favored.
Minnesota’s win brought them up to 5-6 while Jacksonville’s defeat pulled them down to 1-10. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Minnesota comes into the game boasting the second fewest rushing touchdowns allowed in the league at six. Less enviably, the Jaguars are second worst in the NFL in yards allowed per game, with 415.6 on average.
How To WatchWhen: Sunday at 1 p.m. ETWhere: U.S. Bank Stadium — Minneapolis, MinnesotaTV: CBSOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $82.17Odds
The Vikings are a big 10-point favorite against the Jaguars, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Vikings as a 9.5-point favorite.
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Minnesota won the only game these two teams have played in the last six years.
Dec 11, 2016 – Minnesota 25 vs. Jacksonville 16Top Projected Fantasy PlayersDalvin Cook: 19.4 pointsAdam Thielen: 12.83 pointsJustin Jefferson: 12.42 points
Published: 2020-12-06 19:40:21
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