There are just three weeks left in the NFL regular season, and there are some huge games on the schedule this weekend. The Minnesota Vikings are currently sitting in a playoff position in the NFC, but they still have some work to do. Minnesota will travel to Los Angeles for a matchup with the Chargers on Sunday.
The Chargers have not had a good season by their standards and come into this game with a record of 5-8. Los Angeles finally got a win in Week 14 to snap a brutal three-game losing streak. Minnesota comes into this game with a record of 9-4, and it is holding a playoff spot in the NFC. The Vikings can clinch a playoff berth by winning two of their final games. Minnesota is a 2.5-point favorite over Los Angeles in this game, making the Chargers a home underdog.
Chargers Want To Throw The Ball
The Los Angeles Chargers have struggled to score points at times this season, but their passing attack has been terrific. Quarterback Philip Rivers has thrown for 3,748 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, and the Chargers have the fourth-rated passing game in the league. Los Angeles is averaging just 22.2 points per game this season, and it might need more than that in this game.
Defense has been a strength of the Chargers for the second straight season, but they have their own issues as well. Los Angeles is allowing just 19.3 points per game, but it doesn’t do a great job of forcing turnovers. The Chargers have been great on defense in their five wins and will need that same effort in this game.
Vikings Solid On Both Sides Of Ball
The Minnesota Vikings got off to a slow start this season, but this team doesn’t have many flaws on either side of the ball. Minnesota’s defense has given up 19.2 points per game this season, but it has been even better of late. Danielle Hunter is the youngest player in NFL history to record 50 sacks in his career and will spend some time all over Rivers in this game.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown for over 3,200 yards this season, and he has really taken over this offense. Minnesota has some terrific balance on offense, but Cousins is definitely the key to its success. The Vikings have scored at least 20 points in each of their last five games, and getting to that number will likely earn another win in this game.
Vikings Pick Up Huge Road Win
The Minnesota Vikings have a tough final three games of the season, and this might be their best chance at getting a win. The Vikings have been scoring plenty of points this season, and their defense gave up just seven points a week ago. Los Angeles has plenty of issues on both sides of the ball, and they aren’t good enough to win this game. Bet the Minnesota Vikings -2.5 over the Los Angeles Chargers in this Week 15 game.