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AccuScore gives Sanchez, Jets the edge

10/8/2010

Monday night's game between the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings offers all sorts of titillating personalities.

Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson is headed for the Hall of Fame. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson might be on his way and could be the best in the business right now.

Brett Favre is returning to the Meadowlands for the first time and duel with young star Mark Sanchez.

Favre has a new weapon Randy Moss. Sanchez has Santonio Holmes playing for the first time after a four-game suspension.

AccuScore's 10,000 simulations suggest the game will be determined by whomever can pass better. Both Tomlinson and Peterson average under 4 yards a carry against two stout run defenses in AccuScore's simulations.

The forecast has Sanchez finishing with a tidy 94 passer rating and Favre struggling with a 63. But if Favre can throw for at least two touchdowns and no more than one interception, then the Vikings will have a 61 percent chance to win.

AccuScore's final prediction, though, is that the Jets will win by a touchdown.