3 matchups the Vikings need to win in Week 3 vs. the Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Trey Pipkins III
Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Trey Pipkins III / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Matchup No. 2

Danielle Hunter/D.J. Wonnum vs. Trey Pipkins III

The Chargers have one of the best offensive tackles in football with their left tackle, Rashawn Slater. The man that is on the opposite end, right tackle Trey Pipkins III, is decent but is certainly much weaker than Slater.

Pipkins is going to be the tackle that Minnesota needs to attack on Sunday, and that will be up to Vikings pass rushers Danielle Hunter and D.J. Wonnum, among others.

There is no denying that Los Angeles quarterback Justin Herbert is one of the best players in the NFL, so getting to him will be key to a Minnesota victory. Giving Herbert time to throw is a recipe for disaster, as his arm talent is arguably the best in the league outside of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

If the Vikings want to throw the Chargers off their game, it all starts with Herbert, so winning on the right side of the trenches will be huge for Minnesota in their attempt to get a win this weekend.