[WATCH-LIVE] Chargers vs Vikings NFL Football Game Live On September 24, 2023

Get ready for an intense Week 3 matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings, both of whom are striving to avoid a dreaded 0-3 start to the NFL season. In the history of the NFL, only four teams have managed to make the playoffs after beginning the season 0-3, emphasizing the significance of this game.

Stay updated with PFN as we provide detailed breakdowns of all the key plays and highlights from this crucial matchup.

Chargers vs. Vikings Box Score and Results: We will continually update this table with live score updates as the game unfolds.

Quarter Chargers Vikings
1 0 0
2 0 0
3 0 0
4 0 0

Highlights and Analysis: We will provide real-time updates and analysis as the game progresses.

How To Watch Chargers vs. Vikings: This matchup, which could have been a Super Bowl preview in an alternate reality, now holds the weight of a Week 3 battle for survival.

  • Date: September 24, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: U.S. Bank Stadium
  • Channel: FOX
  • Live Stream: Watch the game live

Chargers vs. Vikings Betting Lines, Picks, and More: All odds are sourced from DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Spread: Vikings -1
  • Moneyline: Chargers (-108); Vikings (-112)
  • Over/Under: 54

This game boasts the highest over/under total for the week, and for good reason. Both teams’ defenses will face significant tests. The Chargers have been averaging 29.0 points per game (PPG) in their first two games, while the Vikings recently scored 28 points against the Eagles.

The Chargers, despite their 0-2 record, have come remarkably close to being 2-0 this season. They held a lead against the Dolphins with two minutes left in Week 1, only to lose in overtime. Last week, they suffered an overtime defeat on the road against the Titans. It will be intriguing to see how the Chargers’ offense performs in the absence of running back Austin Ekeler for a second consecutive game.

On the other side, the Vikings have struggled with their rushing offense, averaging just 34.5 yards per game on the ground. They have yet to record a run of at least 10 yards this season. Although they haven’t emphasized the ground game, their 26 rush attempts in two games are the fewest in the league.

The absence of Ekeler and the Vikings’ acquisition, Cam Akers, who is not expected to play, will put more responsibility on the passing game. Kirk Cousins, with well over 300 passing yards in the first two games and six TD passes, will lead the way for the Vikings. Wide receiver Justin Jefferson, with a league-high 309 receiving yards, is a key target for Cousins.

Turnovers have played a crucial role this season, with the Chargers yet to commit a turnover in their first two games, while the Vikings have committed a league-high seven. In this matchup of two desperate teams, both facing the prospect of an 0-3 start, the outcome is uncertain, but the absence of key running backs may keep the score under the total.