It's that time to put your predictions out on the table for this week's season opener between the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers, ladies and gentlemen. Our friends from The Crowd's Line are going to continue to give us these for each week of the season, and they're going to track which blogs are closest to the actual score of each game throughout the season.
Here is the tool for this week's predictions, folks. As usual, just use the arrows to adjust the score to your liking, hit Submit, and you're good to go!
As we detailed earlier this week, the betting line has swung heavily towards the Vikings in recent weeks, with them now sitting as a 2.5-point favorite. I know that this is the Vikings in prime time on the road and that that's normally a recipe for disaster, but I think that Mike Zimmer and the current coaching staff has this team pushing in the right direction. The 49ers are a team in flux. . .to put it kindly. . .and they may have their moments here and there. However, I think the Vikings will get themselves a win to start this season the same way they did last year. . .at 1-0.
Put me down for Vikings 27, 49ers 20.
Who ya got, ladies and gentlemen?