One of the top receivers in the league last year will be on display when Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
Despite sporting a bottom-five scoring defense that ranked fifth-worst in the NFL last season (25.1 points allowed per game), the Vikings put up better results on offense, ranking eighth in the NFL by averaging 24.9 points per game. The Chargers totaled 23 points per game on offense last year (13th in NFL), and they gave up 22.6 points per game (21st) on the defensive side of the ball.
For more specifics of this contest, including where and how to watch on TV, read on.
How to Watch Vikings vs. Chargers
- When: Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
- Where: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Live Stream: fuboTV – (Start Your Free Trial)
Vikings vs. Chargers: Head-to-Head
- In the past five meetings, Minnesota holds a 3-2 record against Los Angeles.
- Minnesota has outpaced Los Angeles 150 points to 107 in the past five games.
Vikings’ 2023 Schedule
|9/10/2023||Tampa Bay||L 20-17||CBS|
|9/14/2023||at Philadelphia||L 34-28||Amazon Prime Video|
|10/29/2023||at Green Bay||–||FOX|
|12/10/2023||at Las Vegas||–||FOX|
Vikings 2022 Stats & Insights
- Despite sporting a bottom-five defense that ranked second-worst in the NFL (388.7 yards allowed per game) last season, the Vikings put up better results offensively, ranking seventh in the NFL by totaling 361.5 yards per game.
- Minnesota sported the sixth-ranked passing offense last year (263.8 passing yards per game), and it was worse defensively, ranking second-worst with 265.6 passing yards allowed per game.
- From an offensive standpoint, the Vikings ranked 27th in the NFL last season with 97.7 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, they ranked 20th in rushing yards allowed per contest (123.1).
- Minnesota forced 25 total turnovers (eighth in NFL) last season and turned it over 23 times (17th in NFL) for a turnover margin of +2, 12th-ranked in the NFL.
Vikings Key Players
- Kirk Cousins had 29 TD passes and 14 interceptions in 17 games last year, completing 65.9% of his throws for 4,547 yards (267.5 per game).
- In the passing game, Jefferson scored eight TDs, hauling in 128 balls for 1,809 yards (106.4 per game).
- T.J. Hockenson had 86 catches for 914 yards (53.8 per game) and six touchdowns in 17 games a season ago.
Chargers’ 2023 Schedule
|9/17/2023||at Tennessee||L 27-24||CBS|
|10/22/2023||at Kansas City||–||CBS|
|11/6/2023||at New York||–||ABC/ESPN|
|11/19/2023||at Green Bay||–||FOX|
|12/3/2023||at New England||–||CBS|
|12/14/2023||at Las Vegas||–||Amazon Prime Video|
Chargers 2022 Stats & Insights
- The Chargers totaled 359.3 yards per game offensively last season (ninth in NFL), and they allowed 346.1 yards per game (20th) on defense.
- Los Angeles owned the seventh-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards last season (200.4 allowed per game), and it was more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with 269.6 passing yards per game.
- The Chargers ranked third-worst in rushing offense (89.6 rushing yards per game) and fifth-worst in rushing defense (145.8 rushing yards per game allowed) last season.
- Los Angeles forced 24 total turnovers (11th in NFL) last season and turned it over 19 times (fifth in NFL) for a turnover margin of +5, seventh-ranked in the league.
Chargers Key Players
- To go along with his 4,739 passing yards and 68.2% completion percentage last season, Justin Herbert tallied 25 touchdowns against 10 interceptions.
- As a runner, Austin Ekeler generated 915 rushing yards with 13 touchdowns.
- Mike Williams was an integral part of the passing offense last year, tallying 63 receptions for 895 yards and four touchdowns.