SB Nation Denver continues the tour around the web for expert picks on the Week 13 matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings. Vinnie Iyer of AOL Sporting News has released his picks for this week, and here is what he has to say about the Broncos:
A week after the Florida-Florida State game, Tim Tebow and Christian Ponder renew the rivalry, only with former Gators super-cog Percy Harvin working with Ponder now. It's still unclear if Ponder will have the use of a healthy Adrian Peterson, which would help limit the pass-rushing opportunities for fellow rookie Von Miller. Stop if you've heard this before: The Vikings will build like a 10-3 lead early, have a smaller lead in the fourth quarter, right before Tebow kicks it into high gear with his running and one or two completed passes that find the end zone. Broncos 20, Vikings 17.
As for other AFC West teams, Iyer has taken:
- The Oakland Raiders to edge out the Miami Dolphins on the road, 24-23.
- The Kansas City Chiefs to fall to the Chicago Bears on the road, 20-13.
- The San Diego Chargers to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road, 20-16
Iyer is 118-58 for the year-to-date, and went 12-4 straight up in Week 12.
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