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December 24, 2023

Senior editor Max Meyer will be sharing his favorite moneyline underdog 🐢 upset picks in weekend Hustle editions. So far, he’s up +11.08 units (15-16 record) and here’s his top one for today.

Vikings +130 vs. Lions [1 p.m. ET]

Everyone knows about the Jared Goff road narrative by now. But what about how Goff really struggles against pressure? When he’s not being blitzed, Goff has Pro Football Focus’ No. 1 grade (out of 41 qualified QBs). On the flip side, Goff’s PFF grade is No. 29 against blitzes 😬. This makes Brian Flores’ blitz-happy Vikings defense a nightmare matchup.

While the Lions’ defense had a nice bounce-back game against the Broncos last week, this is still a unit that has struggled mightily in the second half of the season. Good luck defending a strong group of pass-catching weapons in Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison and T.J. Hockenson. Minnesota also was actually able to run the ball successfully when giving the load to Ty Chandler for the first time, adding a new dimension to this offense.