SD 12 MN 10
The Chargers have won their third straight preseason game vs the Minnesota Vikings. Pulling off a last minute drive to kick the game winning field goal. Though they are winning games, the team has a long way to go before week one against the Raiders.
Let's start with the good.The Chargers defense was incredible. They forced turnovers, were generally making solid tackles, and were swarming to the ball wherever it was. They had stopped the Vikings from driving and were flushing Ponder out of the pocket. We are seeing more and more of this as the season continues and the more the coaches mix up the play calls. Chargers fans can be really excited about a defense like this. Especially with how well they faired on third down. Since the Chargers were last in the league in 2011 they have made it a point to improve, and they have immensely. Forcing several three and outs.
The defense did lose Melvin Ingram to a thigh bruise, but is expected to return very shortly. In a...