A couple of weeks ago, we gave you the lines that have already been established for the first 16 weeks of the 2012 NFL season. Now, the same casino has gone ahead and made public their win totals for all 32 NFL teams for the 2012 regular season.
The article puts the Vikings over/under for victory at six wins and, naturally, the article's author puts the Vikings at "under" that total.
It's possible that the Vikings come out of the gate strong with wins over Indianapolis and Jacksonville during the first two weeks of the season. But it's also conceivable that Minnesota turns in another 0-6 divisional record like they did in 2010, meaning the Vikings would need to go 7-3 outside of the NFC North to give us a loser. That's a tall order for Christian Ponder and an organization that didn't make a whole lot of upgrades this offseason.
Obviously, yours truly thinks that the Vikings are more than capable of getting to the "over" figure on that particular bet. Sure, it's "conceivable" that the Vikings go 0-6 against the NFC North again this season. . .but I don't think they're going to. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised by what the prospect of an actual off-season and having a left tackle that actually, you know, is capable of being an NFL left tackle will do for this team. Not to mention that the defense certainly can't be much worse than they were in 2011.
The "over" bet for the Vikings is at even at the moment, while the "under" bet is listed at -130. The latter means that you would have to wager $130 in order to win $100. Again, put me down for the "over". . .but I'm biased.