The Minnesota Vikings’ loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 13 of the 2021 season was a devastating blow to their playoff hopes and bettors who took over-9 wins in preseason NFL betting.
The two-point loss dropped Kirk Cousins and the Vikings to 5-7 on the season. For a push, bettors needed four wins in the Vikings’ final five games. For a win, they needed the Vikings to win out against this schedule:
- vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- at Chicago Bears
- vs. Los Angeles Rams
- at Green Bay Packers
- vs. Chicago Bears
Cousins was terrible against the Steelers and Bears (Week 14), mostly terrible against the Rams, didn’t play against the Packers, and was good against the Bears (Week 18). That wasn’t nearly enough to cash over-9 tickets – or save Mike Zimmer from the NFL hot seat – as the Vikings finished 8-9, their eighth sub-9-win season in the last 11 years.
On The Daily Tip this week, Chelsa Messinger and Michael Jenkins analyzed the Vikings’ NFL win total, asking, “Do you trust Kirk Cousins to lead the Vikings to at least nine wins?”
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