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Los Angeles Chargers: Week 15 open thread

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 28: C.J. Ham #30 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball in the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at US Bank stadium on August 28, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 28: C.J. Ham #30 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball in the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at US Bank stadium on August 28, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers will be looking to make it two wins in a row when they host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15.

This game was originally supposed to take place on Sunday Night Football but was “flexed” out for a more competitive matchup with playoff implications when the Chargers began to struggle.

The Vikings are sitting at 9-4 and a playoff spot on the NFC side is well within reach for them. The best the Chargers can do at this point is to play spoiler.

The all-time series between these teams is tied 6-6. The Vikings won the most recent meeting in September 2015 by a score of 31-14. In that game, Keenan Allen caught 12 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns.

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Desmond King has been made inactive for the game in similar fashion to what Denzel Perryman and Roderic Teamer were last week.

Will rookies such as Jerry Tillery and Trey Pipkins see any playing time, or at the least, be dressed for the game?

Philip Rivers is coming off a huge performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars on his birthday last week. Can he repeat that kind of play or will a tougher Minnesota defense make Rivers look like he has for much of the season thus far?

Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on CBS. Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon will be the commentators.

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Right here, in the comment section below, you can chat about the game and the Chargers as a whole with fellow fans via our open thread. Come back early and often to join the conversation. Following the game, we will have all of our usual postgame coverage.

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