Player No. 3
Akayleb Evans - CB
Justin Herbert threw 47 passes on Sunday, and 40 of those attempts wound up in the hands of a Chargers receiver. No matter how you slice it, the secondary has to be better than to allow 400-plus yards and an 85 percent completion rate.
Not only did Akayleb Evans contribute to a disastrous day through the air for the Vikings defense, he also dropped a possible game-sealing interception that was instead caught for a touchdown. Instead of sealing the win for Minnesota, the drop became the game-winning score for Los Angeles and kept a flawless mark for Herbert.
Evans has been pretty good this season, but a game like this was bound to happen. Nothing seemed to go Minnesota's way defensively, and Herbert showed the difference between an elite quarterback and a really good one.
Mekhi Blackmon is probably going to earn more and more playing time throughout his rookie season, so Evans will need to respond in a big way if he wants to stay involved in the defense. I am not sure there are many scenarios in which a cornerback leading the team in tackles is a good thing. Evans had 11 tackles on Sunday.
Even with all of the struggles that Evans had, he may not have been the most disappointing cornerback on the field Sunday.