It was an exciting start, as Harvin takes the opening kick-off from end-zone to end-zone. Fifteen seconds down, seven points up. It was a fantastic way to start the game and the season, and much lauding and fanfare followed. Sadly, it waned pretty quickly.
The Vikings held the Chargers and forced a punt, which injured their kicker, but backed the Vikings near their 5-yard line. The Chargers knocked the ball out of the air on the first Vikings pass attempt and ran it a short few yards to tie the game.
The Vikings responded with a field goal and another touchdown, and it looked good, going into the halftime break up 7-17.
The second half wasn't kind to the Vikings. They were stuffed and stopped at every turn, I think officially gaining only 26 yards in offense for the whole second half.
The Chargers gained two more touchdowns and a field goal to bring the final to 24-17.
The game did allow the Vikings to stand out. They're the only team in the NFC North to lose, so they stand alone in last place, behind three-way tie. It is early in the season, but since the season is so short, every win is necessary.