Vikings vs. Jets NFL Week 13 Betting Lines

Minnesota Vikings NFL Week 13 Betting Lines

Minnesota Vikings NFL Betting

The Minnesota Vikings have had a little extra time to get ready for their game on Sunday against the New York Jets, as Minnesota is coming off a win against New England on Thanksgiving night. The Vikings played yet another close game and rallied to win against the Patriots. The Vikings have been excellent against every division in the NFL except the NFC East, as they are 1-2 against that division and 8-0 against everyone else. The Vikings have been the cardiac kids, as their last eight wins have all come by eight points or less. It might be the same story again this week, as Minnesota is just a slight favorite against the Jets. The Jets come into this game at 7-4 SU and 7-4 ATS with four games going over the total and seven going under, while the Vikings are 9-2 SU and 5-5-1 ATS with six games going over the total and five going under.

The New York Jets visit the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

NFL Week 13 Betting Odds

New York Jets +3

Minnesota Vikings -3

Total: 45.5

Money Line: Jets +135, Vikings -155

Minnesota Vikings Week 13 Matchup

One of the best matchups in Week 13 should be the game between the 7-4 New York Jets and the 9-2 Minnesota Vikings. The Jets got a spark last week, as they changed quarterbacks, going from Zach Wilson to Mike White. Despite an excellent game from White, who threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Bears, head coach Robert Saleh said he is treating the quarterback situation on a week-to-week basis. “They’re things we would love to see Zach accomplish — we will call it a reset,” Saleh said to the media, “This is Mike White’s opportunity, that doesn’t change. Mike has an opportunity to stack another great day up this week. When we feel like Zach is ready to roll, he’s going to roll.” Despite what Saleh said to the media, it seems highly unlikely that Wilson is going to get another shot unless White really struggles or gets injured. The Jets went 5-2 in Wilson’s starts but he threw just four TDs against five interceptions.

The Jets are averaging 20.9 points per game which is 20th in the league and they are putting up 325.8 yards per contest. They are giving up just 17.8 points per game which is 4th in the league and they are allowing just 308.8 yards per contest.  Breece Hall leads the team in rushing with 463 yards, Zach Wilson has thrown for 1,279 yards, while Garrett Wilson leads the team in receiving with 628 yards.

The Vikings are averaging 23.8 points per game which is 12th in the league and they are putting up 340.3 yards per contest. They are giving up 23.4 points per game and allowing 390.7 yards per contest. Dalvin Cook leads the team in rushing with 841 yards; Kirk Cousins has thrown for 2,760 yards, while Justin Jefferson leads the team in receiving with 1,232 yards.

Minnesota Vikings Week 12 Recap

Kirk Cousins tossed three touchdown passes, including the one to Adam Thielen that gave the Minnesota Vikings a 33-26 victory over the New England Patriots. in the game, Cousins completed 30 of 37 passes for 299 yards and an interception. Dalvin Cook ran 22 times for 42 yards while Justin Jefferson pulled in nine receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown. In his first three NFL seasons, Jefferson has the most receiving yards (4,248) of any receiver. Randy Moss, a former Viking who collected 4,163 receiving yards between 1998 and 2000, set the previous record.

Mac Jones also threw for a career-high 382 yards and two touchdowns on 28 of 39 passes. In a balanced passing attack, five Patriots receivers ended with at least 60 yards. To cap off New England's opening drive of the second half, Hunter Henry hauled in a touchdown reception for a distance of 37 yards, giving the Patriots a 23-16 lead. That advantage, though, was short-lived as Kene Nwangwu returned the subsequent kickoff 97 yards.

On New England's subsequent drive, Henry appeared to catch another touchdown pass, but the decision on the field was overturned, forcing the Patriots to settle for a Nick Folk field goal from 25 yards out.

At the start of the fourth, Minnesota's Greg Joseph's 36-yard field goal made the score 26-26.

Folk kicked a 40-yard field goal to give New England a 13-10 lead late in the second quarter, but the Vikings answered. T.J. Hockenson received a 1-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins, but Joseph failed to make the extra point. After a lengthy drive by New England into Minnesota territory, Folk's 23-yard field goal attempt with three seconds remaining was successful, leaving the score at 16-16 going into the break.

On the game's first drive, Minnesota shredded the Patriots' defense, moving 80 yards in eight plays for a 7-0 advantage. Cousins' 6-yard touchdown pass to Jefferson ended the march.

However, New England quickly answered, scoring a touchdown just 2:19 later when Jones connected with Nelson Agholor for a touchdown of 34 yards. Folk added a field goal of 34 yards later in the opening quarter.

Minnesota Vikings Schedule & Results

WEEK MATCHUP RESULT RECORD
Week 1 vs. Green Bay Packers W 23-7 1-0
Week 2 at Philadelphia Eagles L 7-24 1-1
Week 3 vs. Detroit Lions W 28-24 2-1
Week 4 at New Orleans Saints W 28-25 3-1
Week 5 vs. Chicago Bears W 29-22 4-1
Week 6 at Miami Dolphins W 24-16 5-1
Week 7 BYE
Week 8 vs. Arizona Cardinals W 34-26 6-1
Week 9 at Washington Commanders W 20-17 7-1
Week 10 at Buffalo Bills W 33-30 (OT) 8-1
Week 11 vs. Dallas Cowboys L 3-40 8-2
Week 12 vs. New England Patriots W 33-26 9-2
Week 13 vs. New York Jets - -
Week 14 at Detroit Lions - -
Week 15 vs. Indianapolis Colts - -
Week 16 vs. New York Giants - -
Week 17 at Green Bay Packers - -
Week 18 at Chicago Bears - -

The Vikings are respectable enough to get multiple prime time TV appearances. But they are not credible enough to get a lot of them.

In week two, the Vikings are at the Philadelphia Eagles on ABC in a Monday Night Football special. In week four, the Vikings will meet the New Orleans Saints in Europe in an NFL Network morning matchup. In week 12, the Vikings host the New England Patriots on NBC Sunday Night Football.

Should the Vikings be in the NFC playoff race, they may get another prime time appearance in week 15 or week 18 based on flex scheduling.

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Minnesota Vikings Past Seasons (2000)

YEAR RECORD PLAYOFFS
2021 8-9 None
2020 7-9 None
2019 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2018 8-7-1 None
2017 13-3 Lost Conference Championship
2016 8-8 None
2015 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2014 7-9 None
2013 5-10-1 None
2012 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2011 3-13 None
2010 6-10 None
2009 12-4 Lost Conference Championship
2008 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2007 8-8 None
2006 6-10 None
2005 9-7 None
2004 8-8 Lost Divisional Round
2003 9-7 None
2002 6-10 None
2001 5-11 None
2000 11-5 Lost Conference Championship

The Minnesota Vikings were founded as an NFL expansion franchise in 1961. The Vikings were born as a shot at the American Football League, which intended to place a franchise in the Twin Cities with prospective owner Max Winter. But when Winter was offered an NFL franchise, he left the AFL at the altar.

The Vikings have never won a Super Bowl. However, they had an era of glory from 1968 through 1978 that cemented their bond with the state and its fans. The Vikings made four Super Bowls from 1969 through 1976 but were never able to claim the championship.

Bud Grant coached those great Viking teams and is the most revered name in team history. Grant is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Grant’s first Super Bowl team was led by the swashbuckling quarterback Joe Kapp. And then QB Fran Tarkenton led the Vikings in their other three Super Bowl appearances.

Most of all, the Vikings were known for their tremendous defenses in those days. Paul Krause, Carl Eller, and Alan Page were Hall of Fame legends on that era's Purple People Eaters defenses.

Since that golden age, the Vikings have had several good teams and some close calls. But they have never made it back to Super Sunday. Since 1998 the Vikings have lost four NFC Conference Championship Games.

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