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Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings (-2.5)

Herein lies the danger of a 4-7 team hosting anyone from the NFC South: the Carolina Panthers are fully entrenched in the worst playoff race of the season. Somehow, at 3-7-1, a Carolina win would keep them very much alive in the division race while Minnesota is truly playing for nothing except pride.

The problem for the Panthers, however, is that they are a completely horrible team traveling to play a Vikings squad who hasn’t lost by more than one score since Week 6. In addition, the Panthers get no extra boost from their bye week, as head coach Ron Rivera has lost all three of his previous games following a week off.

Minnesota breaks through against a struggling Panthers team and wins by ten to cover the spread.

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