Minnesota shut down Detroit in a 20-7 win at home last week, while the Chargers went off in Jacksonville, playing one of their most dominating games of the season in a 45-10 victory. The Chargers are actually playing slightly better defensively over the past month. Until Sunday’s win over the Lions, the Vikes allowed 23 or more points in their prior four games. The total yards is right around the same for each team, but Minnesota is scoring 26.1 points per game vs. LA’s 22.2. Bolts quarterback Philip Rivers has also thrown 15 interceptions, while Vikings QB Kirk Cousins only has four against him. Given the differences in record and the lack of a home field advantage for the Chargers, it might appear surprising that Minnesota is only slightly favored in this contest. One reason is their history of playing poorly on the west coast. The Vikes haven’t won in the Pacific time zone since 2015 and are 2-8 in their last 10 out west. The Chargers, however, are only 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 home dates.