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Game time: 7 PM Central

Where: Some dome in Minneapolis

T.V.: It's on KCTV in Kansas City and I doubt it's broadcast many other places. I seem to recall last year heading to a bar to watch the first preseason game and they said DirectTV's Sunday Ticket didn't carry all of the preseason games. I'm not sure if that's true or not though.

Radio: 101 The Fox

I have to admit I'm not a big fan of the Friday night Kansas City Chiefs games, or NFL games for that matter. I always enjoyed filling up my final weekend day with football, not the last day of the work week.

This morning, to get you primed, I've got a few tidbits of info from the media guide released for this week's game. You can follow Vikings news over at the Daily Norseman.

Chiefs/Vikings Connections

  • QB TYLER THIGPEN was a seventh-round pick of the
    Vikings in 2007.
  • Chiefs defensive assistant RONNIE BRADFORD (2002) and strength and
    conditioning coach CEDRIC SMITH (’90) each played with Minnesota.
  • Minnesota DE JARED ALLEN (2004-07) and CB BENNY SAPP (2004-
    07) each played for Kansas City. Allen entered the NFL as a fourth-round
    pick of the Chiefs in 2002.
  • Minnesota TEs coach JIMMIE JOHNSON (’94) and WRs coach George
    Stewart (’81) both played for Kansas City.
  • Minnesota scouts FRANK ACEVEDO and TERRANCE GRAY both
    worked with Kansas City as did Director of Player Development/Legal
    LES PICO and asst. to the head coach MARY REDMOND.
  • Vikings player personnel consultant PAUL WIGGIN is a former Chiefs
    head coach (’75-77).
  • Vikings LB BEN LEBER is a product of Kansas State.
  • Minnesota asst. OL coact JIM HUEBER coached at Dodge City CC (’75-
    78) and Wichita State (’79-80).

The Series

The Chiefs-Vikings preseason series is deadlocked at 7-7-0. Minnesota won the last preseason outing between the two squads by a 27-16 count at the Metrodome (8/12/05). KC’s last preseason win vs. the Vikings was a 26-16 victory at Arrowhead (8/16/03). Five different stadiums have hosted Chiefs-Vikings preseason contests, including the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee where Marty Schottenheimer made his KC debut.

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2008 Stats

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Use this morning thread to get you started today.