The 3-8-1 Minnesota Vikings host the 6-6 Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, December 8. Kick-off is at Noon CT from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The game will be televised on FOX (visit 506 Sports to see what games are scheduled in your area).
Point Spread: Baltimore -6.5
|Larry Dean||LB||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Everson Griffen||DE||Toe||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Jared Allen||DE||Finger||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Matt Asiata||RB||Shoulder||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Fred Evans||DT||Knee||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Adrian Peterson||RB||Groin||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Josh Robinson||CB||Chest||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Jamarca Sanford||S||Ankle||Full Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Andrew Sendejo||S||Toe||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Christian Ponder||QB||Concussion||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Sharrif Floyd||DT||Illness||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Chad Greenway||LB||Wrist||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Kyle Rudolph||TE||Foot||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Lardarius Webb||CB||Abdomen||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Asa Jackson||CB||Thigh||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Elvis Dumervil||LB||Ankle||Did Not Participate In Practice||Doubtful|
|Brynden Trawick||S||Ankle||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Jimmy Smith||CB||Concussion||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Chris Canty||DE||Shoulder||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Brandon Stokley||WR||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
The Vikings roll into Baltimore riding a two-game unbeaten streak (what is this, hockey?) and looking to play spoiler for the third consecutive game. 6-6 Baltimore is right in the AFC playoff hunt, having knocked off the Jets and Steelers the last two weeks.
With Christian Ponder still suffering concussion symptoms, the Vikes will go to backup QB Matt Cassel, who torched the Bears for 243 yards and 1 TD in the second half plus overtime. Adrian Peterson looks to extend his 100-yard-game streak to three.
The Ravens have been struggling offensively thanks to a sluggish run game and poor pass blocking. Joe Flacco’s stats have suffered but he is still a threat. Torrey Smith is a big-time speed receiver with downfield skills who should give the Vikings’ secondary all they can handle.
The Ravens’ defense has not been as dominating as in past years. They are not forcing turnovers and teams have been able to run on them with a fair amount of success. If things hold to form, the Vikings’ offense should be able to move the ball on this unit.
Weather will be a factor in this game, with the forecast calling for snow.
Prediction: Baltimore 24, Minnesota 20