Wide receiver Keenan Allen reached the 1,000-yard mark in yards receiving for the third-straight season, tying the second-longest streak in team history. It is the longest streak by a Charger since Hall of Fame WR Charlie Joiner accomplished the feat for three-straight seasons from 1979-81. Allen also caught nine passes for 99 yards. He now has 90 receptions this season, marking the fifth year in Chargers history a player has grabbed 90-plus balls.
Quarterback Philip Rivers eclipsed 4,000 yards passing in a season for the seventh-straight year and the 11th of his past 12. He has also passed for more than 300 yards in eight of 14 games this season, ranking third in the NFL in yards passing thus far in 2019.
Kicker Michael Badgley set a franchise record for most field goals made through the first 16 games of his career when he drilled his 27th in the first quarter. The second-year player has converted 27-of-31 field goal chances, thus passing Josh Lambo who made 26-of-32 three-point tries in 16 games with the Bolts in 2015.
Second-year wide receiver Mike Williams leads the NFL in yards per reception with 20.7, the highest average posted by a receiver over a season since DeSean Jackson averaged 20.9 yards per catch in 2014 with Washington. Williams caught four passes for 71 yards, including his second touchdown in as many games.
Safety Derwin James led the Bolts in combined tackles against the Vikings with nine. In his rookie Pro Bowl season in 2018, James tied for the team lead in total tackles four times.
In the first quarter of Sunday's contest, running back Melvin Gordon moved into sole possession of No. 2 on the Chargers' all-time rush attempts list. He surpassed Marion Butts (1989 – 1993) but remains behind Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson for the top spot (2,880 attempts).
Defensive end Melvin Ingram recorded his first interception of the season when he picked off Kirk Cousins in the second quarter. It was the second interception of Ingram's regular-season career and his third including playoff action.