One of the top receivers in the NFL will be on display when Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings visit the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

The Vikings rank 15th in scoring offense (23 points per game) and 26th in scoring defense (27.3 points allowed per game) this season. The Panthers are compiling 299.3 total yards per game on offense this season (21st-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 329 total yards per game (13th-ranked).

In the article below, we lay out all the details you need to know about how to watch this game on TV.

How to Watch Panthers vs. Vikings

Learn more about the Minnesota Vikings vs. the Carolina Panthers on FOX Sports!

Vikings vs. Panthers: Head-to-Head

  • Against Carolina, Minnesota has totaled three wins over the past five matchups.
  • Minnesota has tallied 111 points in the last five matchups while only allowing 110 to Carolina

Vikings’ 2023 Schedule

9/10/2023 Tampa Bay L 20-17 CBS
9/14/2023 at Philadelphia L 34-28 Amazon Prime Video
9/24/2023 Los Angeles L 28-24 FOX
10/1/2023 at Carolina FOX
10/8/2023 Kansas City CBS
10/15/2023 at Chicago FOX
10/23/2023 San Francisco ABC/ESPN
10/29/2023 at Green Bay FOX
11/5/2023 at Atlanta FOX
11/12/2023 New Orleans FOX
11/19/2023 at Denver NBC
11/27/2023 Chicago ABC/ESPN
12/10/2023 at Las Vegas FOX
12/17/2023 at Cincinnati
12/24/2023 Detroit FOX
12/31/2023 Green Bay NBC
1/7/2024 at Detroit

Vikings Stats & Insights

  • On offense, the Vikings have been a top-five unit, ranking third-best in the NFL by totaling 406 yards per game. They rank 27th on defense (382.3 yards allowed per game).
  • Minnesota has the 25th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (261.7 allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking second-best with 339.7 passing yards per game.
  • The Vikings have been a bottom-five run offense this year, ranking second-worst with 66.3 rushing yards per game. On defense, they are ranked 19th in the NFL (120.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
  • With two forced turnovers (23rd in NFL) against nine turnovers committed (32nd in NFL), Minnesota’s -7 turnover margin is the second-worst in the league.

Vikings Key Players

  • Kirk Cousins has been a catalyst for the Vikings’ offense this season, tallying 1,075 passing yards with nine passing touchdowns, two interceptions and a 69.6% completion percentage.
  • On 38 targets, Jefferson has 27 receptions (nine per game) for 458 yards and one TD in three games.
  • Jordan Addison has been an integral part of the Vikings’ offense in 2023, registering 13 receptions for 185 yards and two touchdowns.

Panthers’ 2023 Schedule

9/10/2023 at Atlanta L 24-10 FOX
9/18/2023 New Orleans L 20-17 ESPN
9/24/2023 at Seattle L 37-27 CBS
10/1/2023 Minnesota FOX
10/8/2023 at Detroit FOX
10/15/2023 at Miami CBS
10/29/2023 Houston FOX
11/5/2023 Indianapolis CBS
11/9/2023 at Chicago Amazon Prime Video
11/19/2023 Dallas FOX
11/26/2023 at Tennessee FOX
12/3/2023 at Tampa Bay CBS
12/10/2023 at New Orleans FOX
12/17/2023 Atlanta
12/24/2023 Green Bay FOX
12/31/2023 at Jacksonville CBS
1/7/2024 Tampa Bay

Panthers Stats & Insights

  • The Panthers rank 21st with 299.3 total yards per game on offense, and they rank 13th with 329 total yards surrendered per contest on defense.
  • From an offensive angle, Carolina is generating 200 passing yards per game (22nd-ranked). It ranks ninth in the NFL on the other side of the ball (192.3 passing yards allowed per game).
  • The Panthers are compiling 99.3 rushing yards per game on offense this season (18th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 136.7 rushing yards per contest (27th-ranked) on defense.
  • After forcing two turnovers (23rd in NFL) and turning the ball over four times (15th in NFL) this season, Carolina sports the 20th-ranked turnover margin of -2.

Panthers Key Players

  • In three games, Adam Thielen has 20 receptions for 211 yards (70.3 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • In three games, Miles Sanders has rushed for 139 yards (46.3 per game) and one TD.
  • In one game, Andy Dalton has passed for 361 yards (361 per game), with two touchdowns and zero interceptions, and a completion percentage of 58.6%.

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