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Vikings visit Redskins in Week 6 battle

Minnesota VikingsWashington Redskins
Oct 14, 4:15 PM | Grass of FedExField

Minnesota Vikings vs Washington Redskins Odds

4-1TEAM RECORD2-3

All eyes are on the health of Robert Griffin III as the Washington Redskins host the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday at FedExField. Griffin III left last week's game with a mild concussion, and while he feels fine and hopes to play next week, he'll have to pass the NFL's mandated neurological tests to do so.

After winning just three games in 2011, the Minnesota Vikings have already surpassed that mark with a 4-1 SU and ATS record here in 2012.

View Minnesota vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
There was no opening line or total on this game due to injury concerns on both sides - watch Sportsbook.ag for updates and follow us on Twitter for line moves and picks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 14-rated Redskins and the No. 11-rated Vikings in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 32-23 win for the Vikings on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 8-ranked offense (28 PPG) against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 6 at 15.8 PPG. The Redskins passing attack has averaged 238 yards per game, more than the Vikings give up through the air (225.6 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Vikings feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 69.5 yards per game. Washington, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 30-7 winner as they battled the Titans at home. The Vikings covered in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 37 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota won its last game, 30-7 over Tennessee on Sunday, behind a 108-yard receiving performance from Percy Harvin at The Metrodome.

The Redskins were a 24-17 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Falcons. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (41) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, Washington got a 115-yard performance from Alfred Morris, but Atlanta prevailed 24-17.

Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 5-5

Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 3-7

A few Vikings at Redskins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Arizona, Sunday, October 21
Washington at NY Giants, Sunday, October 21