Justin Jefferson finished with 143 receiving yards and Tyler Conklin caught two Kirk Cousins touchdowns as the Vikings broke a two-game losing streak.
Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune
INGLEWOOD, Calif .– The Vikings had lost two games in a row, traveling west after perhaps their most tumultuous week of the season, and had to play the Chargers without Anthony Barr, Michael Pierce, Danielle Hunter, Harrison Smith or Patrick Peterson.
That didn’t seem like the setting where the Vikings would finally choose to make it easy on themselves. But they came home from the West Coast with a win because they finally handed the ball over to their top offensive playmakers.
Justin Jefferson’s biggest plays on a nine-catch, 143-yard day came as the Vikings recovered from a 17-13 deficit and denied the Chargers a chance to come back late. Adam Thielen’s most important game of the day came on a late third down, and Dalvin Cook had the fourth down to seal the game. There was no late comeback, only Cousins in a victorious lineup, after a 27-20 victory.