The Minnesota Vikings will travel south to battle the Carolina Panthers this Sunday.
Kick off: 1 p.m.
Spread: Carolina by 3.5
2011 records: Minnesota 1-6, Carolina 2-5
Last meeting: Carolina 26, Minnesota 7 (2009)
Passing-Minnesota ranks 29th in the NFL while Carolina ranks fifth. Advantage: Panthers
Rushing-Minnesota ranks third, Carolina comes in at No. eight. Advantage: Even
Passing yards against-Minnesota comes in at 29th in the league while Carolina checks in at No. 12. Advantage: Panthers
Rushing yards against: Minnesota checks in at No. four while Carolina is ranked 29th. Advantage: Vikings
Intangibles: The Vikings made the Green Bay Packers sweat last week while Carolina defeated the Washington Redskins. Both teams can run the ball but Minnesota’s defense is much better at stopping it. The Panthers have Cam Newton’s duel threat and will be playing at home. Advantage: Panthers
Prediction: Panthers 31, Vikings 21 (I like Carolina to cover and the over in this match up).