The line for the game between the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings was on the move on Friday night as news broke that running back Adrian Peterson would be made inactive by the team for Sunday afternoon’s contest.
The Vikings sat as 3.5-point home underdogs against the Patriots early in the week, but with Peterson not suiting up for Sunday that line went up to Minnesota +5.5 at some sportsbooks by early Friday evening. Peterson rushed for 75 yards in the Vikings’ 34-6 win over the Rams in Week 1.
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The Patriots vs. Vikings game has seen the biggest line move on the Week 2 NFL odds slate, with Tampa Bay then going from 4-point favorites to 5.5-point favorites at home against the Rams on Sunday. The Buccaneers lost 20-14 to the Panthers in Week 1.
The line in the Chiefs vs. Broncos game for Sunday afternoon has also moved by 1.5 points over the last few days – Peyton Manning and company are now just 12.5-point favorites instead of 14-point favorites at home against Kansas City. Denver beat Indianapolis 31-24 in Week 1, while Kansas City was thumped 26-10 by Tennessee.
Week 2 NFL Betting Lines at 5Dimes:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Pittsburgh at Baltimore (-2.5), 8:25pm ET
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Miami at Buffalo (pick’em) (OPEN pick’em), 1:00pm ET
Jacksonville at Washington (-6) (OPEN -7), 1:00pm ET
Dallas at Tennessee (-3) (OPEN -4), 1:00pm ET
Arizona at NY Giants (+1) (OPEN pick’em), 1:00pm ET
New England at Minnesota (+5.5) (OPEN +3.5), 1:00pm ET
New Orleans at Cleveland (+7) (OPEN +7), 1:00pm ET
Atlanta at Cincinnati (-5.5) (OPEN -5), 1:00pm ET
Detroit at Carolina (-2.5) (OPEN -3.5), 1:00pm ET
St. Louis at Tampa Bay (-5.5) (OPEN -4), 4:05pm ET
Seattle at San Diego (+5.5) (OPEN +5), 4:05pm ET
Houston at Oakland (+2.5) (OPEN +2.5), 4:25pm ET
NY Jets at Green Bay (-8.5) (OPEN -9.5), 4:25pm ET
Kansas City at Denver (-12.5) (OPEN -14), 4:25pm ET
Chicago at San Francisco (-7.5) (OPEN -7.5), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Philadelphia at Indianapolis (-3) (OPEN -2.5), 8:30pm ET