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Vikings vs. Jets: Injuries, betting odds, weather, more

By Luis Tirado Jr.
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Quincy Enunwa #81 of the New York Jets attempts a reception during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Quincy Enunwa #81 of the New York Jets attempts a reception during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 7 action, the New York Jets welcome the Minnesota Vikings to MetLife Stadium with hopes of making it three straight wins at home.

It’s time to see what the New York Jets are truly made out of. Winners of two straight home games, they face their first big test of the season against the Minnesota Vikings. This is a team that started the season off as early Super Bowl favorites but with a 3-2-1 record at this point in time, have a lot of work ahead if they plan to go all the way to the big game.

Easily the hottest topic of this Week 7 matchup is all about quarterback Kirk Cousins. It was just a few months ago that Cousins decided to ditch the Jets free agency offer and use them as leverage to earn more money on the team he always wanted to play for in the Vikings. Well, it worked out tremendously in his favor and the rest is history.

The Jets were able to draft their future franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold and so far, made the right decision for their bright future. They might not be a playoff contending team this season but the blueprint is there and once the Jets surround Darnold with a better supporting cast, he will be a force to reckon with.

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Can the Jets make it three straight wins at home to completely turn their season around at 4-3? Will this be a shootout between Cousins and Darnold? Can the Jets defense capitalize on the costly mistakes Cousins will make if he’s consistently pressured? Today’s game promises to be a good one with the Jets having a lot to play for this afternoon in front of the home crowd.

Player Injuries

CB Buster Skrine (concussion) – OutWR Quincy Enunwa (ankle) – OutS Marcus Maye (thumb) – OutCB Trumaine Johnson (quad) – DoubtfulLB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot) – DoubtfulRB Isaiah Crowell (foot) – Questionable

Weather

When it comes to today’s weather at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as per the Weather Channel, it will be 49°F and sunshine/cloudy mixed skies. Winds will be about 24 mph NW.

Betting Odds

As per Odds Shark, the Jets are big favorites to win this game as the betting odds have them winning with a final predicted score of 29.0 over the Vikings at 17.3. They predict the Jets will win, cover the spread, and the total will go over.

Game Information

What: Minnesota Vikings vs. New York JetsTime: 1:00 p.m. EasternWhen: Sun, Oct. 21, 2018Where: MetLife StadiumTelevision: FOXNFL Gamecenter: Vikings vs. Jets

Live Stream

For today’s game, if you’re unable to watch on television, please check out a free 7-day trial by Fubo.TV since they’ll have this game on air and ready to stream live for your viewing pleasure. Keep in mind that Fubo also works on all portable devices from cell phones, tablets, laptops, and even on your personal computers at work or home.

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Final Score Prediction

The Jets will end up making it three straight games with a win at home as the fans will undoubtedly be behind their team from start to finish. They’ll bring the heat to Cousins and make him cough up some turnovers to then drop some serious points against their subpar defense. Jets win 31-14 and become the talk of Week 7.

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