5 winners (and 1 loser) from Chargers' Week 3 win over Vikings

Not everyone played great against the Vikings.
Los Angeles Chargers v Minnesota Vikings
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Chargers loser: Michael Davis

As mentioned earlier, Staley benched Jackson in Week 3 as he simply was not playing well enough for the Chargers defense. It is clear that he is not a schematic fit for Staley's vision of the defense and it is going to be interesting to see where the team goes from here.

As bad as Jackson was in the first two weeks of the season, Michael Davis was arguably worse. Davis was targeted often against both the Dolphins and Titans and struggled. Per Pro Football Focus, Davis was targeted 13 times in the first two weeks, allowing 10 receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns.

Davis needed a strong bounce-back game in Week 3 and unfortunately, that is not what he turned in for the Chargers. Once again, Davis was being targeted often once the Vikings realized they should just throw the ball against this Chargers secondary.

Once again, this Chargers team is not going to have any chance of making the playoffs if the secondary can't round into shape. Davis turning it around and playing as he did in the second half of the 2022 season is one of the biggest keys for the Chargers to do that.

All that being said, it was not all bad for Davis in Week 3. Davis made one of the most consequential tackles of the game, keeping Hockenson from getting to the sideline late in the second quarter to stop the clock. If Davis doesn't make that tackle then Minnesota likely would have gotten a field goal attempt and it could have swung the final outcome.