Vikings vs. Commanders Prediction: In Heinicke I Trust, Again… (NFL Week 9)

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The 6-1 Minnesota Vikings travel to our Nations Capitol to take on the 4-4 Washington Commanders.

The Minnesota Vikings have been on fire to start the season, having won 5 in a row and are absolutely rolling.

They also just acquired TE TJ Hockenson from their NFC North foes the Lions.

Hockenson is a perfect fit for this offense and will provide yet another weapon for Kirk Cousins to throw to, freeing up space for Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook.

Kirk Cousins is also returning to where his career began in DC. I will be very interested to see how he comes out in this game, even if the trade was years ago.

Guys don’t forget.

On the other side, the Commanders have been gutting out wins with QB Taylor Heinicke filling in for the injured Carson Wentz.

They bettered the Colts in Indianapolis on a last minute touchdown to win the game.

A little bonus fun fact for you…

Taylor Heinicke since 2021 has led (4) 4th quarter comebacks, which is more than Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford and Russell Wilson.

Heinicke has been getting the job done and has won his last 2 starts and the Commmanders have won 3 in a row to climb right back into the picture in the NFC.

In this NFC matchup, who will keep their win streak alive?

Odds

Available at Fanduel

Spread

  • Vikings -3 (-120)
  • Commanders +3(-102)

Moneyline

  • Vikings (-168)
  • Commanders (+142)

Total

  • Over 43.5 (-110)
  • Under 43.5 (-110)

Prediction

If this game was in Minnesota, I would feel a lot differently.

As I have mentioned in previous articles and tweets, I love Taylor Heinicke. He is one of those stories and the reasons why I love the NFL.

He has taken every single chance he has gotten and has taken advantage of it. He is playing great right now and you can tell the Commanders are rallying around him.

I think that emotional edge pushes through again and the Commanders keep this one close, and possibly sneak out another win.

Best Bet

Commanders +3 (-102)


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Daniel Collins is a sports fanatic and data-driven bettor. He has expertise in the NFL, NHL, and EPL. He’s a big fan of the Titans #titanup, Predators #predators and Arsenal #coyg. If he isn’t watching, betting on or writing about sports, he loves the outdoors, traveling, strong coffee and delicious food. Follow him on Twitter @SweatpantsJesus. Peace and Love

Daniel Collins is a sports fanatic and data-driven bettor. He has expertise in the NFL, NHL, and EPL. He’s a big fan of the Titans #titanup, Predators #predators and Arsenal #coyg. If he isn’t watching, betting on or writing about sports, he loves the outdoors, traveling, strong coffee and delicious food. Follow him on Twitter @SweatpantsJesus. Peace and Love