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In a day filled with **Vikings firsts** in the history of U.S. Bank Stadium history, there were good parts and a few parts with room for Minnesota to improve as the regular season approaches.
Here are three stats that stood out from the Vikings 23-10 victory over the Chargers:
14.3 percent —the combined red zone success by both teams, which is a rate of touchdowns scored by an offense per trip inside an opponent's 20-yard line. The Chargers were 0-for-2, and the Vikings were only 1-for-5, thanks to a fumble recovery in the end zone by Cordarrelle Patterson.
18 — completions by the Vikings and Chargers. The difference, however, is that Minnesota quarterbacks were 18-of-23 passing (78.3 percent), compared to an 18-of-36 outing (50 percent) by San Diego that included three interceptions.
32:51 — time of possession by the Vikings, including 9:37 in the first quarter and 9:23 in the fourth quarter. Minnesota established the flow of the game early for a 6-0 lead after one, then protected a two-score lead late by controlling the clock and forcing two interceptions and a punt by San Diego in the final quarter.