The Vikings have had 22 drives on offense. Six of them have ended in a turnover. That 27.3% turnover percentage is the most in the league.
Five of those turnovers were fumbles. That makes for 22.7% of Minnesota’s offensive drives ending with fumbles. Again, the most in the league. The next-worst percentage point is Cleveland, with 13.9%.
The Vikings had three drives of 60+ yards that was halted by a turnover. The touchback from Justin Jefferson embodies the struggle that this offense has had with turnovers these first two weeks.
The drives are executed well, O’Connell is calling the right plays at the right time, giving defenses headaches as to how they stop this attack.
Then, in a matter of moments, they don’t need to. The Vikings stop themselves. They hand the ball over to the opponent and crush any momentum their offense seemed to muster. It’s frustrating to watch.
If the Vikings hang on to the football, there is no doubt they will be able to keep up with this Los Angeles Chargers attack.