A game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings was always going to end in madness, and that’s exactly what happened in Week 3, with the Vikings failing on a last-ditch attempt to snatch back the win.
In the end, the Chargers emerged with a 28-24 victory.
Offensive spotlight: Justin Herbert threw for over 400 yards, and the chief beneficiary of that passing was Keenan Allen. The longtime Charger saw 20 targets, catching 18 passes for 215 yards, the longest of which was just a 25-yard gain. Mike Williams was also a huge part of the production, catching seven passes for 121 yards and a score. Minnesota’s defense couldn’t do much to slow down either player all game.
Defensive spotlight: Chargers safety Alohi Gilman had an outstanding game. He ripped the ball away from tight end T.J. Hockenson to force a fumble and create a turnover from nothing early in the game and was very unfortunate to find a second forced fumble taken away by official review when they determined that the forward progress from Alexander Mattison had been halted before Gilman ripped the ball out again.
Rookie spotlight: Jordan Addison played 55 snaps on offense, with 44 of them being passing plays. He saw the ball come his way seven times, catching six of them for 52 yards. The lone incompletion could have been the difference between winning and losing, as Asante Samuel Jr. just got a hand to it in the end zone late in the game to do enough to ensure Addison couldn’t come down with the catch.
|Keenan Allen||48.5||1 / 1||49||49.0||1||0||0||158.3|
|Justin Herbert||32.3||40 / 47||405||8.6||3||0||1||123.8|
|Kirk Cousins||29.7||32 / 50||367||7.3||3||1||4||97.7|
|Donald Parham Jr.||14.4||2||2||4||2.0||2.0||2|