Which team has the advantage under center when Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings (0-2) square off against Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers (0-2) at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 24? For detailed analysis on how we expect these two signal callers to play in this matchup, read on.

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Vikings vs. Chargers Game Info

  • Game Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TV: FOX
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Kirk Cousins vs. Justin Herbert Matchup

Kirk Cousins 2022 Stats Justin Herbert
17 Games Played 17
65.9% Completion % 68.2%
4,547 (267.5) Passing Yards (Per Game) 4,739 (278.8)
29 Touchdowns 25
14 Interceptions 10
97 (5.7) Rushing Yards (Per game) 147 (8.6)
2 Rushing Touchdowns 0

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Chargers Defensive Stats

  • Last year, the Chargers were middle-of-the-pack in points allowed (22.6 per game), ranking 21st in the NFL.
  • When it came to defending the pass, Los Angeles' defense was firing on all cylinders, with 3,406 passing yards allowed last season (seventh-fewest in NFL).
  • Against the run, the Chargers ranked 28th in the league in rushing yards allowed per game with 145.8, and they ranked 21st in rushing TDs allowed (17).
  • Defensively, Los Angeles ranked 11th in the NFL in terms of red-zone efficiency allowed, with a mark of 52.1%. It was 11th in third-down percentage allowed at 39.2%.

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Vikings Defensive Stats

  • Last year, the Vikings had trouble keeping opponents out of the end zone, giving up 25.1 points per game (31st in NFL).
  • When it came to stopping the pass, Minnesota was bottom-10 in passing yards allowed last season, ceding the second-most passing yards in the NFL with 4,515 (265.6 per game). It also ranked 30th in yards allowed per pass attempt (7.3).
  • Against the run, the Vikings' defense ranked 20th in the NFL with 2,093 rushing yards allowed (123.1 per game) and 23rd with 18 rushing touchdowns allowed.
  • Defensively, Minnesota ranked 21st in the NFL in terms of red-zone efficiency allowed, with a mark of 57.1%. It was 21st in third-down efficiency allowed at 38.1%.

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