This leaves us with the NFC North divisional matchup in Minnesota. The Packers travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings where the Vikings are barely home dogs. I am all over the Vikings to win the division at +240 with this new offensive scheme that they should implement. The Packers lost Davante Adams and don’t really have great weapons at WR. Allen Lazard is also now listed as doubtful, which makes this already thin WR core even more thin.
This line is moving more towards a pick 'em with the status of Lazard and for our first dog of the week I know +100 isn't a big dog, but it will have to do for week 1. Kirk Cousins has a career completion percentage of 66.9% which is good for the 3rd highest all time and he has been around the block to have a decent sample size. He may have his issues in primetime games, but this is a 4:25 PM in Minnesota where he should see a great home field atmosphere. Kirk Cousins is 19-12 with the Vikings at home in his career. I like the idea of a divisional home underdog in Week 1 with a lot of unknowns.