Chargers at Vikings NFL Week 3 Betting Lines

Los Angeles Chargers NFL Week 3 Betting Lines

Los Angeles Chargers NFL Betting Online

If you can bring one positive thing to the table about the Los Angeles Chargers through the first two weeks of the NFL betting season, it’s that they bring an exciting brand of play to the field each and every passing week. After dropping a closing minute decision at home to the Miami Dolphins in the season opener, the team went out and dropped an overtime decision to the Tennessee Titans in their first road trek away from SoFi Stadium. The match played to a true coin flip with both teams playing even in a number of different stat categories. Unfortunately, the football gods failed to smile upon them for the second straight week which handed NFL bettors that backed them at the online sportsbook yet another nasty defeat. They’ll tempt fate in Week 3 in a battle of defeateds when they invade the Twin Cities to oppose the Minnesota Vikings with both squads looking to finally scratch a tally in the win column.

NFL Week 3 Betting Odds

Los Angeles Chargers +1

Minnesota Vikings -1

Total: 54

Money Line: Chargers -101, Vikings -119

Los Angeles Chargers Week 3 Matchup

On Sunday, September 24, 2023, the Los Angeles Chargers will take on the Minnesota Vikings from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. Kickoff time is set for 1 p.m. ET with television coverage on FOX. The lookahead betting lines for this non-conference tilt surfaced with the Chargers laying 2.5-points and the total lined 50. The NFL betting market proved to be correct fading Justin Herbert and Co. at the outset last week and quickly pushed the number to beat below the key number. They look to be coming back for a second serving in Week 3 with the NFL odds completely reversing with Los Angeles now installed 1-point underdogs to come out on the short end of the scoreboard a third straight time. Should that occur, you can’t help but think the seat under Brandon Staley’s behind gets even hotter with LA’s coach currently the +200 betting favorite to become the first coach fired at the online sportsbook! The Bolts clock in 3-4 SU and ATS when catching up to 3-points on the road since Herbert nestled in under center back in 2020. Total bettors also foresee the Chargers partaking in a third straight high scorer with the O/U jumping four full points to 54 which represents the highest total on the board for the Week 3 betting slate. Though LA has played to high scorers in each of its last two road games dating back to last season, the under has cashed in at a 5-4-1 clip in its last 10 road treks with an average of 47.1 points scored.

Los Angeles Chargers Week 2 Recap

The Chargers fell to 0-2 after dropping another tough decision for the second straight week. This time, it came in the form of a 27-24 overtime defeat to the Tennessee Titans in a game it went off the board favored to win by 2.5-points per the closing odds. The end result proved to be another positive for the online sportsbook after Staley’s troops took in 61 percent of the bets and 54 percent of the money leading up to kick-off. The game couldn’t have played any closer so it came without surprise that overtime was needed to crown the victor. Los Angeles outgained Tennessee 342-341, averaged 5.3 yards per play to 5.4, and was out-first downed 22-19. Not a single turnover was forced by either defense! The main discrepancies which led to the defeat saw LA convert 2-of-14 third down tries and only turn 2-of-5 red zone penetrations into touchdowns; the Titz fared much better in both respects. Herbert managed to exceed his passing yards prop, but sorely missed the services of Austin Ekeler who was forced to sit the game out due to an ankle injury. His replacement – Joshua Kelley – hardly impressed in averaging 3.0 yards per carry on 13 overall totes of the rock and failed to reel in a single catch. No. 30 can’t get back into the huddle soon enough! After giving up 466 yards to the Dolphins through the air in the season opener, pass defense continued to be an issue for DC Derrick Ansley’s secondary which allowed Ryan Tannehill to complete 83 percent of his passes for 246 yards and the lone touchdown strike that allowed Tennessee to take the lead with just over two minutes remaining. Though the stop unit managed 5 QB sacks, it still looks like the offense is going to need to lead this team to victory more times than not - No. 10 better stay healthy!

Los Angeles Chargers Schedule & Results

Week 1 vs. Miami Dolphins L 34-36 0-1
Week 2 at Tennessee Titans L 24-27 (OT) 0-2
Week 3 at Minnesota Vikings - -
Week 4 vs. Las Vegas Raiders - -
Week 6 vs. Dallas Cowboys - -
Week 7 at Kansas City Chiefs - -
Week 8 vs. Chicago Bears - -
Week 9 at New York Jets - -
Week 10 vs. Detroit Lions - -
Week 11 at Green Bay Packers - -
Week 12 vs. - -
Week 13 at New England Patriots - -
Week 14 vs. Denver Broncos - -
Week 15 at Las Vegas Raiders - -
Week 16 vs. Buffalo Bills - -
Week 17 at Denver Broncos - -
Week 18 vs. Kansas City Chiefs - -

Founded in 1960 as charter members of the American Football League, the Los Angeles Chargers moved to San Diego in 1961. Barron Hilton, an heir to the famous hotel chain, was the original owner. He named the team the Chargers after his credit card company that was aligned to his hotels and restaurants. The early Chargers were the power of the American Football League. Their marquee man was Hall of Fame receiver Lance “Bambi” Alworth. Head coach Sid Gilman was a pioneer in passing game development. The Chargers played in the first two AFL championship games, losing both. Finally, they won the 1963 AFL championship. After losing the AFL championship game in the next two years, the Chargers went into a long period of darkness.

But head coach Don Coryell and quarterback Dan Fouts led a franchise resurgence in the early 1980s. Following that was another long period of losing. The Chargers made their only Super Bowl appearance in the 1995 season, losing to the 49ers.

From 2004 through 2018, the Chargers made the playoffs seven times. For most of those years, the quarterback was Philip Rivers, who could never get the Chargers to the Super Bowl.

Finally, after years of futility in trying to get a new stadium built, the Chargers returned to LA from San Diego in 2017.

NFL Football Picks

Los Angeles Chargers Past Seasons (2000)

2022 10-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2021 9-8 None
2020 7-9 None
2019 5-11 None
2018 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
2017 9-7 None
2016 5-11 None
2015 4-12 None
2014 9-7 None
2013 9-7 Lost Divisional Round
2012 7-9 None
2011 8-8 None
2010 9-7 None
2009 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2008 8-8 Lost Divisional Round
2007 11-5 Lost Conference Championship
2006 14-2 Lost Divisional Round
2005 9-7 None
2004 12-4 Lost Wild Card Round
2003 4-12 None
2002 8-8 None
2001 5-11 None
2000 1-15 None

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