clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

TNF Open Thread: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings

New, comments

Come discuss the Thursday Night Football game with your fellow Chargers fans.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys vs. Vikings odds: Dallas set as road favorite at Minnesota for Thursday night
Dallas ranks fifth in the NFL in total yards on offense with 407.6 per game, and third in the league in scoring with 28.7 points per game. With the Cowboys locked in on offense, Minnesota will need to find a way to move the ball more efficiently than it has been on Thursday if it hopes to avoid a sixth loss in its last seven games.

Cowboys @ Vikings: Don’t Let Minnesota Do "Special" Things To Win The Game
The Vikings excel at scoring points or setting up field position with the kickoff and punt return units. The Vikings are one of five NFL teams with a touchdown on a kickoff return this season. They are second in the league in kickoff return average at 27.6 yards. The Cowboys are 20th in the league in kickoff coverage, allowing 23 yards per kickoff return. The Cowboys are tied for 16th in returns attempted at 20.

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings Predictions: WHO YA GOT!?
If this turns into a shootout, the Vikings are in big trouble. . .or even bigger trouble, I suppose, because I think they’re in a fair amount of trouble already. Yes, Dallas has won ten in a row and is probably "due" for a stumble eventually, but unless the Vikings dramatically expand the playbook from what we saw last week in Detroit, I don’t know if they actually have a chance to be the ones to do it.