Chargers take on the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome tonight at 5:00 (PDT). The Chargers head into Minnesota with a 2-0 pre-season record.
What will it take for the Chargers to pull off a third straight win?
The answer this week lies in the Chargers offense. Minnesota has the aid of one of the most experienced and talented pass rushers in the game, Jared Allen. The Chargers main concern as they head into the game is protecting the QB and running the ball efficiently. Though starting Tackle Jared Gaither had returned to practice this last week to rehab, he will not be on the field this week and we will again see un-drafted free agent Mike Harris. He will go head to head with Allen most plays and much of the Chargers offensive success will hinge on Harris' ability to fend him off.
The Chargers will be without the help of QB Philip Rivers and TE Antonio Gates. Coaches have decided that the two should sit out this week to avoid injury.
With Rivers absence, all eyes w...