MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Two surprisingly winless teams look to break the early-season schneid Sunday afternoon in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, as the Minnesota Vikings host the Los Angeles Chargers.
This game will only be available in Minnesota, the Dakotas and most of Montana, along with northern and southern California.
Los Angeles Chargers (0-2) vs. Minnesota Vikings (0-2)
The Vikings are well-rested coming into Week 3, as they are 10 days removed from coming close to taking down the defending NFC Champions on Thursday Night Football. After falling behind by 20 in the third quarter, a pair of touchdown passes from Kirk Cousins got them back in the game. However, the teams traded scores late, and the Eagles held on for a 34-28 win. Unfortunately, mistakes plagued the Vikings just like they did win Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Four fumbles put Minnesota behind the eight ball, something they need to erase if they want to not just win, but also be a team to compete for the NFC North title.
Like the Vikings, the Chargers have been in two games that went down to the wire. After losing a shootout to the Miami Dolphins in their season-opener, Los Angeles needed a Cameron Dicker field goal to force overtime against the Tennessee Titans, only to lose, 27-24. The passing game, as expected, has been the bread and butter of the Chargers, as Justin Herbert has thrown three touchdowns over the first two games. However, he cannot be relied on to be the sole producer, especially with running back Austin Ekeler’s return from injury unknown.
This will be just the 15th meeting between the two teams. The Vikings have won the last three meetings, and are 8-6 all-time against the Chargers.
MY PICK: Vikings win, 27-20
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