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Jack White

In their game against the Chargers, the Vikings won an unofficial rivalry

Who had the better rookie season: WR Justin Jefferson or QB Justin Herbert? Who’s the better receiver: Jefferson or Keenan Allen?

These are oft-discussed topics among the Chargers and Vikings fanbases. The teams’ social media accounts have even gotten in on the action. So when the Vikings upset the Chargers on the road in Week 10, the game felt more important than just another nonconference matchup.

Jefferson made a play in the first half that perfectly encapsulated the unofficial rivalry. The Vikings wide receiver made a nice catch that led to him running out of bounds on the Chargers’ sideline. Jefferson, seeing Allen on the bench, flipped the ball to the Los Angeles wideout.

You can see if here:

Jefferson said on Twitter that he was just having fun:

Like Jefferson, I think Vikings fans are mostly having fun with this not-so-heated rivalry. But of course, the Minnesota fanbase had to let Los Angeles fans know about a few things after the win:

The Vikings moved to 4-5 with the win. Minnesota will have a chance to get back to .500 against Green Bay on Sunday in Week 11.

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