Minnesota @ Los Angeles
Current Records: Minnesota 3-5; Los Angeles 5-3
What to Know
The Minnesota Vikings are staying on the road Sunday to face off against the Los Angeles Chargers at 4:05 p.m. ET Nov. 14 at SoFi Stadium. Los Angeles will be strutting in after a win while the Vikings will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Minnesota fought the good fight in their overtime contest against the Baltimore Ravens last week but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 34-31. QB Kirk Cousins put forth a good effort for the losing side as he passed for two TDs and 187 yards on 28 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown. Cousins ended up with a passer rating of 140.40.
Speaking of close games: the Chargers narrowly escaped with a victory as the squad sidled past the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24. Los Angeles' QB Justin Herbert did his thing and passed for two TDs and 356 yards on 38 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown.
Minnesota is expected to lose this next one by 3. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0 against the spread when expected to lose.
Minnesota is now 3-5 while Los Angeles sits at a mirror-image 5-3. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Vikings enter the matchup with 27 sacks, good for second best in the NFL. Less enviably, the Chargers are worst in the league in rushing yards allowed per game, with 161.6 on average.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET
- Where: SoFi Stadium -- Inglewood, California
- TV: FOX
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $40.00
The Chargers are a 3-point favorite against the Vikings, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Chargers as a 2.5-point favorite.
Minnesota have won both of the games they've played against Los Angeles in the last seven years.
- Dec 15, 2019 - Minnesota 39 vs. Los Angeles 10
- Sep 27, 2015 - Minnesota 31 vs. Los Angeles 14