To the surprise of most, the Minnesota Vikings head into Week 5 tied for first in the NFC North. Before the season started, it seemed like everybody was picking them to be in the cellar of the division by now.
Standing in their way of a 4-1 record is the Tennessee Titans, a team that needed what seemed to be 1,000 yards of offense against the Detroit Lions to pick up their first win of the season.
Minnesota is favored by less than a touchdown, which is good news for bettors. The Titans are 0-2 against the spread on the road this season and have given up a combined 76 points in those two losses.
Tennessee has struggled in the early goings running the ball as well as stopping the run. Adrian Peterson is sure to run circles around the Titans' defense, which is giving up over 136 yards per game on the ground.
Combine that with the fact that Tennessee is averaging only 12 points per game on the road this season, and you've got yourself a nice little pay day if you take the Vikings with the points. If Minnesota can handle the 49ers, then the Titans should be no problem.