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Open Thread: Chargers at Vikings (Preseason), 2nd Half

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Aug 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Fred Evans (90) sacks San Diego Chargers quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (6) for a 7 yard loss in the first quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Fred Evans (90) sacks San Diego Chargers quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (6) for a 7 yard loss in the first quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

The good news:

  • The San Diego Chargers have a 6-3 lead at halftime over the Minnesota Vikings, despite playing without many of their starters.
  • There have been no major injuries to major players on the San Diego roster during the game.
  • The defensive has created two turnovers and the offense has yet to turn the ball over.
  • Both Nate Kaeding and Nick Novak made field goals.
  • The San Diego defense has been awesome.

The bad news:
  • Leads are meaningless in preseason games.
  • The offensive line has been atrocious. Maybe worse than that, if that's possible. Charlie Whitehurst has been sacked four times. Mike Harris looks a lot like Brandyn Dombrowski
  • Quentin Jammer hurt his hamstring in pregame warmups. He'll be fine, but it's discouraging to watch him get dinged up each week.
  • The replacement referees have been laughably bad. Maybe worse than that, if that's possible.
Expect a lot of Jarrett Lee in the second half. Be surprised if you see anything resembling a starter.