Things have gotten ugly in Minnesota after the Vikings weren't able to convert several chances to pull off a win over the Los Angeles Chargers, falling to 0-3 for the first time since 2020. Minnesota has fallen to 0-3 for the seventh time in franchise history, and they'll be playing against history as they've never made the playoffs after losing the first three games of the season.
Andy Dalton started for Carolina after No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young was hurt, but the team couldn't overcome several mistakes in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Now the question will be if Young can return to play this week and get his first NFL win.
Panthers vs. Vikings odds, moneyline, over/under
Spread: Vikings (-4.5)
Moneyline: Vikings (-225); Panthers (+180)
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Lorenzo Reyes: Vikings 27, Panthers 20
Minnesota simply cannot get out of its own way. Its nine giveaways are worst in the NFL and the defense let interceptions slip out of their hands. That said, the Panthers are rebuilding and the offense actually looked more competent with backup Andy Dalton under center than with their No. 1 overall pick in Bryce Young.
Tyler Dragon: Vikings 24, Panthers 17
No team has more turnovers than the Vikings. Minnesota’s NFL-high nine giveaways are a major reason why it is still winless. This is a must-win game for the Vikings if they want to have a respectable season. Expect Justin Jefferson to lead Minnesota to a victory.
Victoria Hernandez: Vikings 25, Panthers 20
The Vikings have lost to good teams and now they finally get their win. There really shouldn’t be a competition between Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson and the many question marks around the Panthers offense. If Minnesota can protect the ball and get in the end zone, they should capture victory.
Jordan Mendoza: Vikings 26, Panthers 19
The one thing that keeps getting in the way of the Vikings is the Vikings. On paper, Minnesota is a far better team than Carolina, but the biggest question will be if the Vikings can execute a mistake-free game. They rebound with their first win.
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