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The New England Patriots find themselves in a unequivocally surprising position, alone in a multiplication basement, as they revisit a Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS).

The Patriots got outscored 23-0 in a second half during Miami final week, losing 33-20 as 3.5-point favorites in a out-of-character collapse. All 3 other AFC East teams won.

The Vikings got off to a good start, 34-6 win as 2.5-point dogs during St. Louis, and will be personification their initial regular-season diversion during a outside TCF Bank Stadium (home of a Minnesota Golden Gophers). Their new track should be prepared in 2016. 

The Line: New England -3, Total: 49.5 (Update: With Adrian Peterson’s standing capricious after he was indicted on chargers of damage to child, books dangling wagering on a game).

Line movement: New England non-stop as 3.5- to 4-point favorites in Las Vegas, yet loser bettors snapped adult those numbers, and by midweek, many each book in city was down to a pivotal series 3.  Some shops inched down a small serve with lines of -3 (even) and -3 (-105).  Totals trimming from 48.5 to 49.5 could be found as of Friday. Visit a live contingency page for Las Vegas line updates.

Trends that matter: New England is 1-7 ATS in a final 8 highway games….The Patriots are 33-5 SU and 28-10 ATS following a detriment given 2003….Minnesota is 4-0 ATS in a final 4 home games and 6-1 ATS in a final 7 overall….OVER is 7-2 in Minnesota’s final 9 home games. 

Patriots have o-line issues: The Patriots (0-1 SU and ATS) haven’t started a deteriorate 0-2 given 2001. They need to solve their descent line issues quickly, as a astonishing trade of Logan Mankins has jarred them. Tom Brady (29-of-56, 249 yards) was majorly tormented by a Miami defense, and his miss of mobility doesn’t help.

The offense will be aided by a lapse of receiver Aaron Dobson (foot), who is a large aim and can get down a field. Tight finish Rob Gronkowski (knee) should also play some-more than a 38 snaps final week, nonetheless it won’t matter most if Brady can’t stay upright.

Peterson to exam run defense: Minnesota (1-0 SU and ATS) got a mangle final diversion with St. Louis quarterback Shaun Hill removing harmed early in a third quarter; a Rams were already but Sam Bradford. However, a Vikings invulnerability (five sacks, dual INTs) deserves a lot of credit underneath new manager Mike Zimmer. 

Quarterback Matt Cassel was an fit 17-of-25 for 170 yards final game, and is unequivocally informed with a New England invulnerability after personification 4 years there. The diversion devise this week has to be a outrageous sip of Adrian Peterson, as a Patriots’ run invulnerability was inhuman opposite a Dolphins (191 yards, 5.0 ypc).

Injuries that matter: Minnesota cornerback Xavier Rhodes (groin) and defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (shoulder) are both questionable. Visit here for all NFL Week 2 injuries. 

Weather: Weather will be cool, in a top 50s, with partly pale skies. See wunderground.com for a latest forecast.

More betting info: Patriots-Vikings matchup analysis | Power Ratings

The Linemakers’ lean: Some flattering clever feelings among a Vegas organisation on this one (as they describe to a Vikings, though, they reason usually if Peterson plays).  Kenny White proclaims a Vikings are a improved group a a Patriots and says of New England, “I don’t know if they can win 10 games this year; we consider 9-7 would be a outrageous success for a Patriots.” Richie Baccellieri adds a Pats “looked terrible in a second half (last week); Brady is 37 years old, maybe he’s display his age.”

What about this week, Richie?

“I unequivocally trust we’ll see a Viking feat this week, and it might not be close.”

So, yes, we’ll take a margin idea with Minnesota, and so will Warren Sharp.

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