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Updated: May 21st, 2014 7:01pm
Early odds say Vikings favored in just 2 of first 15 games next season

Early odds say Vikings favored in just 2 of first 15 games next season

by Derek Wetmore
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Many questions remain about the Vikings heading into the 2014 season. 

How will they adapt to a new coaching staff? How will playing in TCF Bank Stadium impact the team? Who will start at quarterback?

One thing, however, appears certain: the general public doesn't like their chances. 

A Nevada oddsmaking firm, CG Technology, doesn't think much of the Vikings at all. Minnesota is favored in just two of its first 15 games, according to Pro Football Talk.

The two games the Vikings are favored to win? Washington (-1.5) and the New York Jets (-2).

The rest? 

At St. Louis (+4.5)

Home vs. New Englad (+3)

At New Orleans (+10)

Home vs. Atlanta (+1)

At Green Bay (+10)

Home vs. Detroit (+1)

At Buffalo (+2.5)

At Tampa Bay

At Chicago (+7)

Home vs. Green Bay (+4.5)

Home vs. Carolina (+3)

At Detroit (+7)

At Miami (+4)



CG Technology, which operates eight Nevada sports books, hasn't yet determined odds for Week 17, hence the 15-game projection. The Vikings host Jared Allen and the Chicago Bears in Week 17 at TCF Bank Stadium.  

The Packers are favored in 12 games; Detroit is favored in 10, according to the firm. This likely won't be how the lines look when the season begins, but consider it an early glance at the national public perception of the Vikings. 

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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