Vikings Vs. Chiefs: Expect Plenty Of Adrian Peterson

The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and it'll be a big test for the defense, which was markedly improved in Week 3. After surrendering 40-plus points in the first two games, the Chiefs defense stepped it up and held the San Diego Chargers to just 20 points.

This time around they'll face arguably the best running back in the NFL in Adrian Peterson. He's averaging 5.1 yards per carry, which is an awesome number for someone not named Jamaal Charles, and after giving him just five carries in the second half last week, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier suggested on Monday they'll have a renewed commitment to Peterson moving forward.

What we have to make sure we are always conscious of, and I have to remind myself of this; even if Adrian gets stopped for a negative gain, or two yards because they have so many people at the line of scrimmage, he is such a great player that even against eight-man fronts he can still make something happen and you can't ever forget that.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley always says the team's No.1  goal is to stop the run and that's never been truer than this week. Donovan McNabb is having a pedestrian season with just 478 passing yards through three games so, like the Chiefs, stopping the Vikings means stopping the run. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker