Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Minnesota Vikings-Washington Redskins Week 10 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Minnesota Vikings (5-3) at (-3) Washington Redskins (4-3-1), Sunday, 1 p.m.
Mike: Redskins. The Vikings are one of the worst teams in the NFL when it comes to converting red zone trips into touchdowns. Add in Blair Walsh’s well-documented kicking issues, and you wonder how they’ll be able to score enough points to win this game.
Andre: Redskins. The Redskins’ offensive line ranks third in pass protection and fourth in run blocking according to Football Outsiders. The Vikings are clearly the better defensive team, but what does it matter when they’re going to have trouble moving the ball with Sam Bradford?
Ricky: Vikings. I regret getting too high on the Vikings a few weeks ago. But I also don’t want to make the mistake of getting too low on them following three straight losses. The Redskins are dealing with issues on both sides of their offensive line — left tackle Trent Williams is suspended and right tackle Morgan Moses left Washington’s last game against Cincinnati with an injury — and that could be an issue if Minnesota’s defense plays near its early-season level.
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