The Minnesota Vikings are currently holding on to a playoff spot in the NFC, but they have some work left to do if they want to remain there. Minnesota will be in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon for a date with the Chargers, and this will not be an easy game for the Vikings. Both teams feature terrific passing attacks, and there could be a ton of points scored in this game. The Chargers are not going to be a playoff team this season, but they can still enjoy playing the role of spoiler this weekend.
Minnesota comes into this game with a record of 9-4 and they sit in second place in the NFC North Division. The Vikings have won three of their last four games, and can still catch the Green Bay Packers if they slip up. The Los Angeles Chargers are just 5-8 so far this season, and things have not gone well for them of late. Los Angeles snapped a three-game losing streak with a win in week 14, but they will still be watching the playoffs at home from their couch. The Minnesota Vikings are -2.5 point favorites over the Los Angeles Chargers in this game.
Chargers Are Going to Sling It
The Los Angeles Chargers have been throwing the ball a ton this season, and they are going to employ that same strategy in this game. Los Angeles is averaging close to 280 passing yards per game, and quarterback Philip Rivers is still one of the best players in the league. The Chargers scored 45 points in their week 14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, and they might need another huge performance on offense to win this game.
Los Angeles has actually been a great defensive team this season, and they are giving up just 19 points per game. The Chargers held Jacksonville to just 10 points in their most recent victory, but they will be facing a much tougher offense in this game. Defensive end Joey Bosa is having a monster season for the Chargers and leads the team with 10.5 sacks.
Vikings Have a Complete Team
The Minnesota Vikings have been terrific on both sides of the ball this season, and that should help them win this game on the road. Minnesota is allowing just 19.2 points per game, and they held the Detroit Lions to just seven points in their most recent victory. Defensive end Danielle Hunter leads the team with 12.5 sacks, and he should spend some time harassing Philip Rivers in this game.
Offense has been a real strength for the Vikings this season, and quarterback Kirk Cousins is having a monster second season in Minnesota. Cousins has thrown for 3,274 yards this season and he has the Vikings averaging 26.1 points per game. Minnesota is dealing with some injury concerns on offense, but it shouldn’t stop their offense from having a monster game. The Vikings won’t be afraid to throw the ball deep in this game, but their running attack can also carve up the Chargers.
Minnesota Picks Up Impressive Road Victory
The Los Angeles Chargers were supposed to be one of the top teams in the Western Conference this season, but things have not worked out that way. Los Angeles still has a terrific offensive attack, but they just can’t seem to find ways to win games in the fourth quarter. The Minnesota Vikings have been extremely aggressive, especially of late, and quarterback Kirk Cousins has done a great job of leading this team. Winning on the road in the NFL is never an easy task, but the Vikings get it done this weekend. Bet the Minnesota Vikings -2.5 over the Los Angeles Chargers in this game. Bet on the Vikings at Payperhead247.com, our top pay per head bookie site.
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