More bad things
The Minnesota Vikings love passing the ball quickly with blockers out front. The Chargers sniffed out a quick screen when Melvin Ingram III stepped in front of a pass intended for Ameer Abdullah and took it the other way.
One thing the team can’t be is predictable. With so many weapons available on the roster, Minnesota can’t go back to the same play too often, even if they are finding success with it. The offensive coordinator needs to change things up if teams can sniff it out that well.
Here are some other bad things to come out of Week 15 for the Minnesota Vikings:
- Catches out of the backfield. Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison have both caught the ball well this season and gained some nice yardage from it. However, with neither of those players in the backfield, Boone and Abdullah accounted for zero catches, with one of the targets being the interception mentioned earlier.
- Hold on to the ball. Kirk Cousins fumbled twice in this game and thew one interception. Thankfully, none of the fumbles were lost so they weren’t costly, but in a game where the defense was getting a lot of turnovers, Minnesota making the same kind of mistakes could have been dangerous.
- Picking on a cornerback. Mike Hughes missed a lot of last season and a lot of this year recovering from a torn ACL. He has had some ups and downs this season, but the early strategy of the Chargers was to pick on him…and it worked pretty well. Thankfully, he kept his chin up and ended the game with two pass defenses and four tackles, but it looked like it was going to be a long day for the second-year back.
What do you think were the best and worst things from the Week 15 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers? And what other events deserve to be mentioned? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!