Chargers vs. Vikings: What’s the Game Plan for Minnesota?

September 26, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings are coming off of a fairly convincing 26-16 victory over the Detroit Lions and will face a similarly constructed San Diego Chargers team this Sunday.
San Diego and Detroit differentiate in talent, but the skill sets and "designs" of their offensive weapons are very similar. Here's a head-to-head look comparing the two team's offenses:
Position Chargers Lions Skill Set QB Philip Rivers Matthew Stafford Big-arm QB RB1 Melvin Gordon Joique Bell Early-down RB RB2 Danny Woodhead Theo Riddick Pass-catching RB WR1 Keenan Allen Calvin Johnson Big, athletic WR WR2 Stevie Johnson Golden Tate Quick, slot WR TE Ladarius Green* Eric Ebron Big, athletic TE *Starting tight end Antonio Gates is serving a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
There is obviously a talent differential between these players, as two players are the exact same, but the way they are utilized within their specific offenses is very similar. The onl...

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