NFL Betting Lines Vikings vs. 49ers Preseason Week 2

vikings NFL betting lines excitement is now in full bloom as the Minnesota Vikings welcomed back Brett Favre to their training facility after talking him into a return season.

As has been the case for the past few years Favre skipped spring minicamp and off season workouts as well as the first few weeks of summer camp while contemplating retirement. There was even word put out early in July that Favre texted his Viking teammates with retirement messages. Favre was reported to have been unhappy with the progress of his ankle that was surgically repaired during the past off season after he was hit low by the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game.

With the regular season opener just three weeks away and Favre in seclusion at his Mississippi home there was growing concern that this year would be the one in which he really just might retire.

The Vikings decided that to coax Favre back to camp they would offer a $7 million raise and then sent teammates Jared Allen, Sean Hutchinson, and Ryan Longwell on a team jet to Favre’s home in order to personally beg him to return. The ploy worked as the 40-year old quarterback flew back with the trio.

Minnesota and Favre will travel to San Francisco to meet the 49ers in a preseason matchup on NBC Sunday Night Football sbg global opened with the 49ers as 3.5-point favorites with a total of 34.5. Kickoff is at 8:05 PM Eastern.

Favre is coming off one of the best seasons of his career as he threw 33 touchdown passes and just 7 interceptions in 2009 as he accepted the balanced offense of head coach Brad Childress. Unfortunately in the NFC title game he showed signs of being the “Old Gunslinger” that he is infamous for as forgo the chance to run in wide open field for an across the body across the field pass that was intercepted in the dying moments of regulation as the Vikings were closing in for the winning field goal. That is what many fans and sports betting handicappers remember most about last year.

Favre is considered by nearly everyone betting NFL preseason action to be the key component for the Vikings and their chances to win the NFC. Minnesota is considered to be in the final year of a window to win it all and this sets up a potential now or never season for both Favre and the team.

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