Minnesota executed a great offensive gameplan.
Coming into this game, the approach the Minnesota Vikings needed to take was simple. Attack their weakness on offense and create pressure on defense in order to win the battle on both sides of the ball.
Minnesota attacked the run defense of L.A. by having 33 rushing attempts on the day that totaled 104 yards. The duo of Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison accounted for 110 yards on 28 carries, averaging nearly four yards per attempt.
That success set up the play-action passing for Kirk Cousins. The Vikings did an excellent job against a tough and talented Chargers defense and kept them guessing, forcing them to ply honest defense.
Defensively, the Vikings got six hits on quarterback Justin Herbert and sacked him twice to go with a lot of pressures from several different players. The sacks came from Eric Kendricks and Camryn Bynum while the defensive line continued to get after the quarterback.