4 worst Vikings from their Week 3 loss to the Chargers

Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson
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The Minnesota Vikings have slipped to an astounding 0-3 record to start the season, and there are plenty of reasons for their early troubles in 2023.

Week 3 of the NFL season was yet another disappointing weekend for the Minnesota Vikings as they dropped a very winnable game at the hands of the Los Angeles Chargers. Now 0-3, the Vikings are in danger of losing their season before they even get settled into it.

Sunday's loss to the Chargers featured a lot of the same concerns that had plagued Minnesota in the two other losses. Untimely turnovers and poor execution in key moments once again stomped the Vikings and kept them out of the win column.

Before we dive into any blame game or finger-pointing, I think it would be fair to highlight some players who have been stellar so far this season. Kirk Cousins has played out of his mind for the most part but has struggled a bit when he needs his best to come out. Otherwise, Cousins has been far from a hindrance for the Vikings in a vital contact year.

Justin Jefferson is still perhaps the best wide receiver in the NFL and is head and shoulders above his competition through three games this season. Minnesota can win games solely on the back of their best player, and that should be a focal point moving forward.

For the most part, the individuals on the team have done well, but there has been no sense of unity, and a lot of mishaps that have derailed the season. In Week 3, the Vikings dealt with more of the same, and these four players have to be better.