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  • Writer's pictureMike Buck

NFL Week 4 Preview | Vikings vs Panthers



The Minnesota Vikings will enter their next game with a 0-3 record, having suffered a close loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in their last game with a score of 28-24. Quarterback Kirk Cousins had a strong performance, finishing with 367 passing yards and three touchdowns, while Alexander Mattison was the team's top rusher with 93 yards on 20 carries. The Vikings' offense had a total of 475 yards on 78 plays, including 130 rushing yards on 24 attempts.



The Vikings have been averaging 23.0 points per game and have accumulated 1,218 total yards this season. Their ground game has been struggling, ranking 31st in the NFL with an average of 66.3 yards per game. On defense, they have been allowing an average of 27.3 points per game and have conceded 362 rushing yards through three games.



The Carolina Panthers, on the other hand, are coming into this game with a 0-3 record for the season. In their last game against the Seattle Seahawks, Andy Dalton had a decent game, finishing with 361 passing yards and two touchdowns. Adam Thielen was the top receiver with 11 catches for 145 yards. Miles Sanders was the team's top rusher with 24 yards on nine carries. The Panthers' offense had a total of 378 yards on 75 plays, including 44 rushing yards on 14 attempts.



The Panthers have been averaging 18.0 points per game and have accumulated 600 passing yards and 298 rushing yards so far this season. Their offense has been ranked 21st in the league with an average of 299.3 yards per game. On defense, they have been allowing an average of 27.0 points per game and have conceded 410 rushing yards through three games.



Overall, this should be an interesting matchup between two struggling teams. The Vikings will be looking to improve their ground game and tighten up their defense, while the Panthers will be hoping to improve their offense and limit their mistakes. It remains to be seen which team will come out on top, but it should be a closely contested game nonetheless.

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