The Minnesota Vikings took care of business against the lowly but tricky Chargers today.

The defense shined, forcing 7 turnovers en route to a 39-10 blowout victory that was sorely needed.

It was a game where the rushing wasn't dominant, Kirk Cousins was ok but field position was the key.  It was good to see Adam Theilen back as well as Kyle Rudolph and Stefan Diggs making plays like they have been doing all season.

It was a great confidence-building game that will be needed as they will fight for the division this week with Green Bay coming to town.

According to Vikings Territory, it's been a tale of two years for Kirk Cousins:

Kirk Cousins had a pretty decent game—not up to his usual standards, which have been elite since the first quarter of the season. Cousins led his team to a win, which is the number one goal, but he was decisive, strong throwing, poised in the pocket, and even good on the run. On the game, Cousins was 19 for 25 passing for 207 yards and a touchdown pass (96.6 rating). His one blemish was the interception he threw on a screen pass late in the first half (he was bailed out by a scoop and score by the defense and left tackle Riley Reiff didn’t help letting his man through for the pick), but Kirk needed a little better touch on that one. It is nit picking, but we rather be doing that than throwing up our hands in exasperation. Cousins is quickly becoming the leader of this team.