Vikings vs. Chargers: Minnesota's Biggest Winners and Losers

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Vikings vs. Chargers: Minnesota's Biggest Winners and Losers
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The Minnesota Vikings dropped to the San Diego Chargers in a stultifying 12-10 performance, one that the fans certainly didn't come out ahead in.

What may stick out to most observers is the terrible officiating by the clearly inexperienced crew, but more important to players, coaches and dedicated fans is the effect that this game has for players on the bubble competing for limited roster spots.

In what is generally regarded as a "dress rehearsal" for first team players, the offense stalled several times outside of the scoring position and gave the ball away at crucial times.

While the defense did an alright job against what Vikings commentator Pete Bercich called a "JV Offense," the Vikings could rarely capitalize.

Once again deficient in generating turnovers, the offensive production and legwork for field positions relied entirely on an anemic offense—one that only got going against the Chargers' third defense and was too late to secure the win.

Still, some players were able to make a case for themselves and potentially avoid cuts when the Vikings whittle down to 75 players on Monday, Aug. 27.

Others did not.

What follows is a rundown on which players made names for themselves and which players created more questions than answers.

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