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Chiefs-Vikings final score: KC now causing their own fumbles in another loss, 16-10

The Chiefs lost to the Vikings, 16-10. KC drops to 1-5 on the season.

The Kansas City Chiefs had a shot at a game winning drive against the Minnesota Vikings and it got off to a nice start with Alex Smith hitting Travis Kelce for 37 yards with four minutes left in the game and the Chiefs down six. The very next play, the Chiefs' Charcandrick West, who is filling in for the injured Jamaal Charles, fumbled the ball away. The Vikings recovered and held on for the win, 16-10.

The irony here is that it appears that one of the Chiefs own linemen knocked the ball out of West's hands. Watch Donald Stephenson:

The Chiefs had another shot with two minutes left but couldn't convert with two passes to Albert Wilson that were about a foot too short. Sigh...

The Chiefs move to 1-5 on the season. This game was highlighted by an absolutely miserable first half performance from the offense. Things got slightly better in the second half but as you can tell by the final score it wasn't enough. The Chiefs secondary also allowed multiple third and long conversions.

Final stats are here.

The worst start of Andy Reid's career

In 17 years in the NFL, Andy Reid has never started 1-5. Yikes. This is the Chiefs longest losing streak since 2012 when they lost eight straight.

Chiefs do a good job on Adrian Peterson

The bright side? The Chiefs run defense did a really nice job on Peterson, who had 26 carries for 60 yards on the game. One of those was a 23-yard run. Nice job by the Chiefs run defense.

Marcus Peters got his third pick of the season

And after he got it, he handed the ball to Andy Reid for some reason. Ha.

Jeremy Maclin left the game with possible concussion

Maclin tried to catch a short pass and the defender was on top of him as his helmet hit the turf hard. Maclin was down for a few minutes as trainers came out and tended to him. After a few minutes, Maclin started walking off the field under his own power but then he stopped and took a knee for a couple of more minutes.

The WR screen finally works

The Chiefs saw a blitz coming and went to the screen to Albert Wilson who took it 42 yards for the score. It's Wilson's first touchdown. We complain about all those WR screens that Andy Reid calls - and rightfully so - but this was the perfect time to call it with the blitz. This also came at a critical time in the game (if the Chiefs wanted to keep it competitive).

Charcandrick West wasn't down!

Facing fourth and one, the Chiefs ran the ball with Charcandrick West up the middle. Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd jumped through the gap and stuffed West in the backfield. However, replays showed that West's knee never hit the ground.

He should not have been down but the ruling on the field down by contact can not be reviewed.

This cost the Chiefs the ball and points. Ugh.

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