Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/24/12
It's time once again for the NFL picks of the week, where for once, we're actually coming off of a winning week, however small that margin might have actually been. Let's get started...Last week: 7-6Overall: 42-62Tampa Bay @ Minnesota (-6.5), October 25:The week's action begins with the Thursday night game in Minneapolis, as the 5-2 Vikings host the 2-4 Buccaneers.Every year in today's NFL, there's always that one team that surprises everybody and makes the playoffs that was horrible the year before. And with the Vikes coming off a 3-13 season a year ago, they might seem like a prime candidate for that this year.Of course, they also haven't played any games against the Packers or Bears yet. But in this one, they should find the win column again, although with Josh Freeman coming off a 400-yard passing day, it might not be as easy as some would have thought earlier in the year.Playing at home again, I'll take the Vikings to cover and get their sixth win of the year.New England (-7) @...
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