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Preview: Minnesota Vikings (3-5) at Los Angeles Chargers (5-3)

SUNDAY, NOV. 14, 2021 // 4:05 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 137 (Min.), 83 (LAC) | XM: 380 (Min.), 225 (LAC) | SXM App: 820 (Min.), 817 (LAC)

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 7-6
STREAKS: Vikings have won past 2
LAST GAME: 12/15/19: Vikings 39 at Chargers 10
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/15/19

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS    LEADERS    LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

L 34-31 at Baltimore (OT) LAST WEEK W 27-24 at Philadelphia
Mike Zimmer: 2-0 COACH VS. OPP. Brandon Staley: 0-0
24.3/23.9 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 24.9/25.1
385.1 OFFENSE 384.9
Kirk Cousins: 206-302-2,140-16-2-103.4 PASSING Justin Herbert: 211-319-2,350-18-6-98.9
Dalvin Cook: 115-554-4.8-2 RUSHING Austin Ekeler: 101-479-4.7-5
Justin Jefferson: 46-632-13.7-4 RECEIVING Keenan Allen: 57-600-10.5-2
383.6 DEFENSE 358.6
Everson Griffen: 5 SACKS Joey Bosa: 4.5
Xavier Woods: 2 INTs Asante Samuel (R), Kyzir White: 2
+6 (11/5) TAKE/GIVE +2 (10/8)
Jordan Berry: 47.1 (42.0) PUNTING (NET) Ty Long: 47.8 (39.0)
Greg Joseph: 68 (17/18 PAT; 17/21 FG) KICKING Dustin Hopkins: 13 (4/5 PAT; 3/3 FG)

 

VIKINGS NOTES

• QB KIRK COUSINS had 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 104.3 rating in Week 9, his 5th-career game with 2+ TD passes & rush TD. Has 1,851 pass yards (308.5 per game) & 18 TDs (16 pass, 2 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 114 rating in his past 6 on road. Aims for his 7th in row on road with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating.

• RB DALVIN COOK had 122 scrimmage yards (110 rush, 12 rec.) last week, his 18th-career game with 100+ rush yards. Since 2020, has 1,356 scrimmage yards (123.3 per game) & 12 TDs (11 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 11 road games. Aims for his 5th in row on road with 100+ scrimmage yards.

• WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had 50-yard rec. TD last week & became 2nd-fastest player (ODELL BECKHAM JR. – 21 games) to reach 2,000 rec. yards (24 games) in SB era. Has 5+ catches in 5 of his past 6 on road & aims for his 7th in row on road with 65+ rec. yards. WR ADAM THIELEN had 7th rec. TD of season last week & aims for his 4th in row with TD catch. Since 2018, is 1 of 4 WRs with 35+ rec. TDs (36).

• LB ERIC KENDRICKS led team with career-high 17 tackles in Week 9. Has 11+ tackles in 3 of his 4 road games this season. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN is only player in NFL with 5+ sacks in each of past 10 seasons. LB ANTHONY BARR had 3rd-career INT last week. Aims for his 4th in row with PD. DT SHELDON RICHARDSON had 1st sacks (1.5) of season last week. Rookie S CAMRYN BYNUM had 12 tackles & 1st-career INT in Week 9. CB CAMERON DANTZLER had season-high 10 tackles last week.

 

CHARGERS NOTES

• QB JUSTIN HERBERT completed 32 of 38 passes (career-high 84.2 pct.) for 356 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 123.2 rating & rushed for TD last week, 2nd-highest comp. pct. ever by QB under 24 years old (min. 30 attempts). Has 12 games with 300+ pass yards, most-ever by QB in 1st 2 seasons. Aims for 4th in row at home & 3rd in row overall with 2+ TD passes.

• RB AUSTIN EKELER had 82 scrimmage yards (59 rush, 23 rec.) last week. Has 80+ scrimmage yards in 6 of past 7. Had 81 scrimmage yards (62 rec., 19 rush) in last meeting. Has 503 scrimmage yards (125.8 per game) & 6 TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.) in 4 home games this season. Is only player in NFL with 5+ rush TDs (5) & 3+ rec. TDs (3) this season.

• WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with season-high 12 catches for 104 yards last week, his 9th-career game with 12+ catches & 100+ rec. yards, most all-time. Aims for 7th in row with 5+ catches & 5th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Has 21 catches for 232 yards (116 per game) & 2 TDs in 2 career games vs. Min. WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 58 rec. yards in Week 9. Had 4 catches for 71 yards & TD in last meeting. TEs STEPHEN ANDERSON & DONALD PARHAM each had TD catch last week.

• DE JOEY BOSA had sack in Week 9 & has sack in 2 of past 3. Had 5 tackles & TFL in last meeting. Has 7 TFL in 4 career games vs. NFC North. S DERWIN JAMES is 1 of 2 AFC DBs with 5+ tackles in 8 games this season. Has FF in 3 of past 4. Aims for 3rd in row at home with FF. Had 8 tackles in last meeting.

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