• Must win for both teams? 
  • Jefferson must be involved early and often 
  • Run game essential on both sides

The Charger’s passing attack is back after a couple of bad weeks. Last week against the Eagles was spectacular. Justin Herbert threw for over 356 yards and two touchdowns along with a 123.3 QBR. This week viewers can expect a lot of the same; when this team is hot, and all their weapons are working together, it’s one of the best offenses in the game. 

As for the Vikings, last week was a tough one on the road in Baltimore. They showed what they have been showing all year: they have a lot of fight and heart in them but still need to sharpen up quite a bit. From observing their games, they have an identity crisis when in the red zone, and teams seem to know the first two downs are going to Dalvin Cook and that the third is going to a wideout, way too predictable.

Chargers vs Vikings Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers
  • Where: So-Fi stadium Los Angeles 
  • Date: Sunday, November 14th 
  • PS: MIN +3 (-106) | LAC -3 (-114) 
  • ML: MIN (+142) | LAC (-168) 
  • O/U: 53.0 
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Chargers Preview: Herbert is Back, and so are the Chargers 

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What a week for Keenan Allen last week. Herbert found him early and often. Allen is one of the premier wideouts in this league and last week was a prime example of why he is so crucial to this offense. Over his 13 targets, he was able to bring in 12 receptions for 104 yards, providing the sophomore quarterback with a safety blanket. 

Allen will be a key to watch throughout the game, considering the Vikings are still missing Patrick Peterson, and Bashaud Breeland will be in line to cover number 13, and he isn’t having too hot of a season. Last week he had a crucial mishap slipping in the endzone, leaving Devonta Freeman clear for a touchdown. Watch this matchup come Sunday. 

Vikings Preview: Tighten up on Run Defence 

For this Vikings team to pull off an upset, they will have to make Justin Herbert as uncomfortable in the pocket as possible. Last week against Lamar Jackson, the pass rush was solid, getting to the agile quarterback for three sacks and eight quarterback hits, leading to two unwarranted interceptions. 

Obviously, pressure and sound coverage is an excellent recipe for a good defense, but this week it will also be intuitive that this rush defense put up some sort of fight. Last week they allowed the Ravens to rush for 247 yards over 45 carries. But those numbers could be slightly skewed as it is no secret the Ravens are a rush-first team. 

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This NFL Game

This game will be a shootout. Hammering the Over at -115 should be the main priority regardless of what team you decide to place your wager on. 

I’m going to go with the home team in this one. Even though this game does scare me just because of how much is riding on this game for the Vikings, it’s pretty much a must-win for them. Regardless I just don’t see this defense stopping the high-flying Chargers attack, and on top of that, there will be no Peterson. I’m going Chargers.

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