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Week 2 NFL Picks: Vikings Vs. Colts Should Be A Close Game

The Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts game is going to be closer than it probably should be according to the Week 2 NFL picks from the experts around the internet.

Sep 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) leaves the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Metrodome. Vikings win 26-23. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
Sep 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) leaves the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Metrodome. Vikings win 26-23. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Vikings were able to sneak away with an overtime victory in their season-opener. That win apparently wasn't enough to sell the NFL experts on their status this season, however, as the Week 2 NFL picks are still split pretty evenly between the Vikings and Indianapolis Colts.

The Vikings are 1-0 and the Colts are 0-1, but that didn't stop Joel Thorman -- SB Nation's resident expert -- from picking the Colts to win 24-20.

The Colts passed the ball 45 times in their season opening loss. That can't happe again. Andrew Luck needs support in the run game, especially early in his career. His connection with Reggie Wayne spells good things though. The Colts' balanced offensive attack will hold off Adrian Peterson and the Vikings.

The three experts over at Yahoo! were a bit more optimistic as Mike Silver was the lone dissenter against the Vikings, but the majority of the ESPN experts went with Minnesota losing (though it's good to see that Cris Carter is still pro-Minnesota). Rounding things out, the fellas at CBS Sports also went with the Colts in a majority decision.

It'll be fun to see if the Vikings can prove the experts wrong for a second consecutive week -- especially considering they're once again playing relatively poor competition.

Head over to Daily Norseman for more Vikings news, and be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub for more coverage from around the league.

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