3 reasons the Vikings will beat the Chargers in Week 3

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson
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Reason No. 2

Chargers defense is really bad right now

Although the Vikings have struggled to run the ball this season, they should be able to get that portion of the game plan going. The Chargers sit at 32nd in total defense through two weeks, and they have allowed 105 rushing yards per game.

On top of the struggles in the run game, Los Angeles' defense can't seem to cover anyone, and now they enter the home of the NFL's best receiver in Justin Jefferson, and a Minnesota quarterback in Kirk Cousins, who is off to one of his best starts statistically through two weeks.

For the Chargers, they need to hope that they can create some sort of pass rush to affect Cousins in any way possible. The status of Los Angeles pass rusher Joey Bosa for Sunday is currently up in the air, and their defense will already be shorthanded as the team ruled out former Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks on Friday.

Minnesota fans should expect a huge day from the offense, especially when Kevin O'Connell knows the style of defense his good friend and Chargers head coach Brandon Staley likes to run.