The Vikings managed to enter the bye 3-3, but they're now two games below .500 after back-to-back losses to the Cowboys and Ravens.
Minnesota is looking desperately for a win, and its next chance to do so will be Sunday afternoon at SoFi Stadium in L.A. The Vikings are slated as 3-point underdogs against the Chargers, but NFL.com's Marc Sessler isn't counting them out of this matchup.
Sessler included Minnesota in his list of "Week 10 underdogs" and asked if the Vikings are poised to snap their losing streak. He wrote:
Say hello to the Vikings, a football team determined to dip its loyal fan base into a weekly cauldron of panic and heartbreak. All but one of their tilts have been one-score mind-benders, and three of those showdowns delved into overtime. The offense is a hot-and-cold stew with a runner in Dalvin Cook suddenly facing off-the-field issues. Kirk Cousins is on pace to throw 32 touchdowns to just four picks, yet he directs an attack that tumbles into sleep for marches at a time. No team has allowed fewer sacks per game on offense or generated more on defense, further fueling the million-dollar query: How are the Vikings just 3-5?
Last week's loss to Baltimore was a solid case study as Minnesota held a pair of 14-point leads and saw Cook and superstar wideout Justin Jefferson get off to hot starts, only to fall quiet down the stretch as the Vikings were yanked into an overtime turned evil thanks to Justin Tucker's magical leg. [Head] Coach Mike Zimmer – the subject of incessant hot-seat chatter – seems more annoyed with each passing week. Despite the negativity of my report, evidence suggests Minnesota can pound the ball against the league's worst run defense and – as always – find a way to take the affair down to the wire.
Vikings & Miller Lite teaming up for Salute to Service bar tour
The Vikings are hosting a Salute to Service Tour that stretches over three days and three different locations to empower and connect our nation's veterans, their families and local communities.
From Nov. 17-19, the Vikings will host a nightly event where fans and veterans are invited to join in on the fun. The Vikings will have unique opportunities for fans and give away a pair of tickets to an upcoming game from each location.
The events will include Vikings Country host Mike "Muss" Mussman on-site from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Vikings Legends and Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders also will be in attendance. In addition to ticket giveaways, there will be Salute to Service apparel giveaways and a Miller Light beer pour. Below are the scheduled locations:
Wednesday, Nov. 17
Chanhassen American Legion – 290 E. Lake Drive
Thursday, Nov. 18
Coon Rapids VFW – 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Friday, Nov. 19
Apple Valley American Legion – 14521 Granada Drive