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3 Non-Vikings Games to Watch in Week 11

The Vikings (7-3) are back in the noon (CT) time slot Sunday against the Broncos (3-6) and returning to U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 11.

This week’s slate only has two games out of 14 scheduled between teams that both have winning records.

The first is Houston (6-3) at Baltimore (7-2), but that one overlaps with your favorite team in Purple. The second is New England (8-1) at Philadelphia (5-4), which is scheduled to kick off at 3:25 p.m. (CT) and be broadcast to a majority of the nation.

The other two national broadcasts involve Chicago (4-5) at the Los Angeles Rams (5-4) and Kansas City (6-4) “visiting” the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) in Mexico City.

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster for the 2019 season.

Here’s a breakdown of the Patriots-Eagles, Bears-Rams and Chiefs-Chargers games:

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New England (8-1) at Philadelphia (5-4)

3:25 p.m. Sunday | Lincoln Financial Field

Outlook: New England is back off a bye that followed its lone loss so far (at Baltimore). The Patriots kick off an interesting four-game stretch against the Eagles, Cowboys, Texans and Chiefs. Philadelphia picked up a pair of wins before its Week 10 bye and now has home games against New England and Seattle (8-2) before finishing with five games against teams that are a combined 12-35.

Patriots Notes

Tom Brady set a Super Bowl record with 505 passing yards and three touchdowns for a passer rating of 115.4 against Philadelphia in Super Bowl LII.

WRs Julian Edelman (89 yards) and Mohamed Sanu (81 yards) each had season highs of 10 receptions in Week 9.

LB Dont’a Hightower led the Patriots with a season-high 13 tackles against the Ravens.

Eagles Notes

Carson Wentz has seven touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 100.0 in four home games this season.

RB Miles Sanders is the only rookie with 300-plus rush yards and 300-plus receiving yards this season.

S Malcolm Jenkins returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown against the Patriots on Dec. 6, 2015.

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Chicago (4-5) at L.A. Rams (5-4)

Outlook: Both teams have already suffered more losses this season than in 2018. Chicago went 12-4, and the Rams were 13-3 last season en route to winning the NFC North and NFC West, respectively. With both teams in third place in their respective divisions and outside of the current playoff field, this is critical for both teams.

Bears Notes

Mitchell Trubisky threw for three touchdowns with no interceptions and totaled a passer rating of 131.0 last week against Detroit.

David Montgomery ranks second among rookie RBs in rush yards (466) and rush touchdowns (five).

LB Nick Kwiatkoski recorded nine tackles a sack and interception last week against the Lions.

Rams Notes

Jared Goff has 3,279 passing yards and 23 touchdown passes (106.6 passer rating) in his past 10 home starts.

Since 2015, Todd Gurley leads all RBs in scrimmage yards (6,939) and scrimmage touchdowns (63).

LB Dante Fowler returned a fumble 26 yards for a touchdown last week in a 17-12 loss at Pittsburgh.

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Kansas City (6-4) at L.A. Chargers (4-6)

Outlook: A Chiefs team that rolled through September has lost four of six. Kansas City will try to maintain its footing atop the NFC West over a Raiders (5-4) squad that edged the Chargers 26-24 last week. The Chargers also have lost four of their past six and remain scheduled to host the Vikings on Sunday Night Football in Week 15, but that game could get flexed.

Chiefs Notes

Patrick Mahomes’ 8,007 passing yards are the most by an NFL QB in the first 25 games of a career. He passed for 446 yards and three scores last week in a loss at Tennessee.

WR Tyreek Hill recorded a career-high 11 receptions last week. He had more than 150 receiving yards (157) for the fourth time in his career and scored a touchdown.

DT Chris Jones recorded his fifth career game with two or more sacks.

Chargers Notes

Philip Rivers leads the NFL with 2,816 passing yards. His 6,870 in his career against the Chiefs are his most against any opponent.

Austin Ekeler leads all running backs in catches (57), receiving yards (559) and receiving touchdowns (six).

DE Melvin Ingram recorded the fifth game of his career with two or more sacks.

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