It’s been another whirlwind week for Washington Commanders fans, though this week has an entirely different feel to it after it was reported Dan Snyder hired Bank of America Securities to explore the potential sale of the team.
Fans are understandably obsessing over finding out Snyder’s true intentions. Luckily, the NFL season is in full-swing and the Commanders are back in action this Sunday. Following the Snyder bombshell, the atmosphere at FedEx Field could be the best it’s been in years, which says a lot given how much energy fans typically bring to to the stadium regardless of team performance.
Not only is Snyder exploring selling the franchise, but Kirk Cousins will make his first return to FedEx Field since he left Washington in 2018.
You have to think fans will try to make their former quarterback as uncomfortable as possible, but that could be easier said than done with the Vikings boasting a 6-1 record. Only the undefeated Eagles have a better record in the NFL.
Let’s take a look at the betting odds for Sunday’s matchup.
Commanders vs Vikings Odds for Week 9
Per FanDuel’s betting odds, the Commanders are a +3.5 underdog to the Vikings. Washington has -115 odds to cover the spread. You’ll get better odds on the moneyline, where the Commanders are +144 to win outright. The Vikings are -105 to cover the line and -172 to win outright on the moneyline. The over/under for Sunday checks in at 43.4 points, with both sides surprisingly getting -110 odds.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
Commanders vs Vikings Prediction for Week 9
The Vikings are legit this season and only bolstered their standing as a contender after they acquired tight end T.J. Hockenson from the Lions before the trade deadline. A former Pro Bowler, Hockenson gives Cousins a proper security blanket relative to the oft-injured Irv Smith Jr, and he’ll join an offense that already flaunted stars at receiver and running back, including Justin Jefferson, Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen.
The Commanders defense has been humming of late and Minnesota represents their stiffest challenge since the first month of the season.
On offense, Taylor Heinicke might not get the chance to rectify a back-breaking mistake against a team like the Vikings. Further, Minnesota ranks eighth in rushing defense this season, allowing just 107.6 yards per game. You know what that means? Another big game for Antonio Gibson could be on the way.
Winners of five in a row, the Vikings are due for a loss, and guess what? Washington will hand it to them, feeding off a raucous FedEx Field crowd.
Commanders 27, Vikings 24. You like that?!