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Vikings vs. Chargers - 9/27/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego Chargers (1-1) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
Date & Time Sunday September 27, 2015, 1:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Vikings -2.5 -- Over/Under: 45
TV Channel
CBS
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NFL | San Diego Chargers (1-1) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
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The San Diego Chargers and Minnesota Vikings meet Sunday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium.

The San Diego Chargers look to get a game above .500 with their first road victory. Philip Rivers is completing 81.2 percent of his passes for 645 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Rivers has thrown two or more touchdowns in three of his last four games. Keenan Allen and Stevie Johnson have combined for more than 300 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Ladarius Green has 10 receptions. The San Diego Chargers ground game is averaging 113 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 139 yards on 30 carries. Defensively, San Diego is allowing 26 points and 345.5 yards per game. Eric Weddle leads the Chargers with 19 tackles, Kyle Emanuel has an interception and Donald Butler has a forced fumble. Jacoby Jones, Jahleel Addae and Tourek Williams are questionable with injuries.

The Minnesota Vikings look to build on last week’s win over the Detroit Lions. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 74 percent of his passes for 384 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Bridgewater has thrown a pick in five of his last six games. Mike Wallace and Kyle Rudolph have combined for more than 180 receiving yards and one touchdown while Charles Johnson has five receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 135 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 165 yards on 39 carries. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 18 points on 359 yards per game. Harrison Smith leads the Vikings with 14 tackles, Everson Griffen has 1.5 sacks and Justin Trattou has an interception. Jabari Price is questionable with a suspension.

I like the Vikings this season, especially in their college stadium, as it provides more of a home field advantage. Also, I usually fade West Coast teams on these east coast road trips, as they usually drop the ball. 

This game could really go either way, but I have more convidence in the Vikings at home than I do the Chargers on the road. Again.

Pick:
Minnesota Vikings -2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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