What the Minnesota Vikings have been able to accomplish in the two games with Joshua Dobbs behind center has been incredible. Dobbs has led the Vikings to two victories despite not even being on the team three weeks ago, leading Minnesota to the No. 7 seed in the NFC heading into late November.
The Vikings (6-4) may be on a league-best five-game win streak, but will have a challenge on Sunday with a surprise playoff contender on a win streak of its own. The Denver Broncos have won three consecutive games to reenter the AFC playoff picture. The Broncos (4-5) sit one game behind the Houston Texans for the final playoff spot in the AFC, although there are seven other teams competing for that spot.
In what is essentially a must-win game for Denver to keep pace in the AFC playoff race, Minnesota has a bit of leeway with the No. 7 seed. The Vikings want to make sure that leeway stays, sitting 1.5 games up on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and two games ahead of the Washington Commanders and Atlanta Falcons (who they have defeated already this year).
In a week full of excellent prime-time matchups, this one shouldn’t be slighted. For a short breakdown of what to watch in Sunday’s matchup, here’s a preview.
How to watch
Date: Sunday, Nov. 19 | Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Empower Field at Mile High (Denver)
TV: NBC | Stream: fubo
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Broncos -2.5, O/U 42.5
Broncos pass defense woes?
The Broncos have the league’s worst pass defense when opposing quarterbacks are targeting them, a product of how Denver’s secondary performed over the first few weeks of the year. Opposing quarterbacks have competed 72.2% of passes targeting Denver players, throwing 17 touchdowns to nine interceptions and a 102.1 passer rating. The completion percentage and passer rating are a league-high and the 8.0 yards per attempt is 30th in the league.
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Author : Jeff Kerr
Publish date : 2023-11-17 17:49:46
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