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Chiefs vs. Vikings: What we would be talking about had KC won

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The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Minnesota Vikings, 16-10, to drop to 1-5 on the season. It's very disappointing for the Chiefs. So instead of focusing on the loss here, we're going to look at the things we would be talking about had the Chiefs won.

Chiefs defense shuts down Adrian Peterson: It really wasn't all that close. Peterson finished with 60 yards on 26 carries. One of those carries went for 23 yards so if you remove that it's 25 carries for 37 yards. Considering this was the No. 1 goal for the Chiefs defense, they did a great job in stopping the run. Peterson is arguably the best back not named Jamaal Charles so this is no small task either.

Monster day for Allen Bailey: The Chiefs defensive lineman now has 4.5 sacks on the season after notching another one on Sunday. He had eight tackles on the day, including three tackles for loss in the first quarter alone. He also forced a fumble. Bailey was all over the place.

Marcus Peters has a big day: He had an interception, which is his third of the season. The CBS team showed how Peters was watching the quarterback and broke off his man early to intercept the pass. He also had six tackles and two passes defensed on the day. He'll probably end the season among the league leaders in passes defensed.

Derrick Johnson and Ramik Wilson record season-highs in tackles: Both had nine in the game which are highs for each this season (and a career high for the rookie Wilson).

Albert Wilson scores his first career TD: Did you realize Wilson had never scored a TD? I hadn't. His 42-yard catch and run off the screen was his first TD.