SD-MIN Grades: Adrian Peterson looks like old self - Michael Mountford
While only two of the four sacks where the fault of the offensive line (Rivers moved into one, and the other was an unblocked blitzer), the unit struggled to give Rivers (-1.9) or Gordon much time or room to operate. Overall, only LT King Dunlap (+1.1) and backup LG Chris Hairston (+1.4) graded in the positive. The Chargers did have to use a makeshift offensive line, as they lost their starting center, left guard and left tackle in the game; however, the backups outside of LG Chris Hairston failed to produce any help.
Week 3 Quick Reads - Vincent Verhei
Adrian Peterson: Four runs of 10 yards or more, including a 43-yard touchdown, and he also had a 2-yard score. He was stuffed for no gain or a loss just twice. Weirdly, each of his 20 carries came on first or second down.
Chargers lose Orlando Franklin, Watt - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
After several bumpy moments, the offensive line and offense found a groove late in the half. Philip Rivers directed a 90-yard scoring drive, to pull the Chargers to 10-7 by halftime.
Chargers Refuse to Make Excuses in Loss to Vikings - Ricky Henne
“Obviously not good enough of the entire football team on the road against a very well-coached football team,” Head Coach Mike McCoy said. “Nothing went right for us today, and it sums everything up from start to finish. Not a lot of positives.”
Chargers won't be Kroenke 'tenant' - Nick Canepa
At the last owners meetings, Kroenke said he wanted a “tenant” with him in Inglewood, and that did not sit well with the Chargers. There isn’t enough to be gained by playing second trumpet in Stan’s orchestra. And Spanos & Co. know, if the Rams go to Inglewood, their dream of putting a new stadium on a Carson dump will be done.