Disappointment No. 1
Minnesota's defense failing to adjust
Last week, we saw the Vikings' run defense fail in their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Brian Flores' group couldn't slow down the Eagles' rushing attack, and they were getting about nine yards a carry. Philadelphia ended up with over 250 yards on the ground.
The frustrating thing about that was that there were no adjustments made by Flores to correct the problem. We didn't see any run blitzes, nor did we see the team stack the box to take away the Eagles' run game.
This week against the Chargers, Minnesota's run defense was much better, but the pass defense was atrocious. Los Angeles wide receiver Keenan Allen had a career day, as he hauled in 18 receptions for 215 yards.
What was disappointing about this was that, just like last week against the Eagles running attack, there were no adjustments made by Flores to correct the issue.
Instead of double or even triple-teaming Allen, the Vikings' pass coverage remained the same. Minnesota cornerback Byron Murphy physically couldn't hold up against the much larger target, and it was a mismatch that Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert continued to exploit.
It's truly shocking how bad Minnesota's run defense looked last week and how awful the pass defense looked this week against the Chargers. The fact that nothing was done to correct the issue was disappointing, and it was a big reason why the Vikings lost their third straight game of the season.