Minnesota Vikings vs Los Angeles Chargers
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Sunday the Los Angeles Chargers (0-2) will battle the Minnesota Vikings (0-2). Oddsmakers think this is a even matchup, as both the Chargers and the Vikings have an implied win probablity of 50%. The current spread is the Chargers 0.0 with a Game Total of 53.5.
Minnesota's primary advantage has been their offense, which ranks #4 in the NFL at 368 yards per game. The quality of their passing attack has led to much of their success. The Vikings 288 yards per game through the air ranks #2-best in football this year. This presents a decided advantage for Minnesota given that the Chargers haven't had much success in stopping the pass this year, giving up 7.72 yards per target (#16-worst in the NFL). When it comes to their defense, the Vikings check in at #31 in football when it comes to total yards allowed per game. Opposing air attacks have notched 259 yards per game against Minnesota this year (#31 in football). Opposing ball-carriers have ranked #13 against them with 4.5 yards per ground attempt. A strong argument could be made that their best position group is their defensive tackles, who rank #1 in the league when it comes to run-stopping. Minnesota's defensive effectiveness bottoms out when it comes to defending opposing wide receivers, who have scorched them for 172 yards per game (#2-worst in the league).
Los Angeles's biggest weakness has been their run defense, ranking #32 in the league while allowing 5.41 yards per attempt on the ground. The Chargers defensive tackles have played a big part in their inability to stop the run, ranking #2-worst in the NFL by this measure. In terms of their offense, the Chargers have ranked #2 in the league in total yards per game. They've passed for 285 yards per game (#3 in football). On the ground they've ranked #15 with 4.43 yards per carry.