The Twins are 13-13 vs. AL East teams this season, with seven games left vs. Toronto and the Yankees. Last season the Twins went 10-24 vs. that division.
Ervin Santana has been very good for the Twins this season, particularly on the road, where he has a 2.48 ERA and two shutouts among his 13 starts. The Twins will hope for more of the same when he pitches at Kansas City (7 p.m., FSN).
"Drew Brees, I have the best way for the Aints to use Adrian Peterson straight from the Vikings big purple secret playbook.
1. 1st down — Run Adrian up the middle for a 3-yard loss.
2. 2nd down — Run Adrian slightly to either side for a 1- to 0-yard loss.
3. 3rd and long — Pass for 3 and out.
Repeat on next set of downs."
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"Kickoff predictions:1. There will be more national anthem protests this year than last. 2. The NFL ratings will go up from 2016."