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Chiefs beat Vikings 26-23: Complete game summary

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For Week 9, the 5-3 Chiefs host the 6-2 Vikings at Arrowhead Stadium

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A 44-yard field goal by Harrison Butker pushed the Kansas City Chiefs to a 26-23 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, advancing them to 6-3 on the season.


OFFENSE


First half

First drive: The Chiefs took over at their own 28-yard line and got Mecole Hardman the ball on a 7-yard jet sweep for their first play. Tyreek Hill couldn’t bring in a tough catch on second down. On third down, Moore found McCoy in the flat — but he was not able to get the first down. The Chiefs punted and were able to pin the Vikings inside the 20.

Second drive: After minimal gains on the first two plays of the drive — that started from their own 33-yard line — Moore found Travis Kelce on an out-breaking route for a first down. A short second down was converted with a 6-yard pass to Sammy Watkins. A couple of plays later, Moore found Tyreek Hill deep down the right sideline for a 40-yard touchdown. Chiefs 7 Vikings 0.

Third drive: The Chiefs took over from their own 20-yard line and went three-and-out after three straight LeSean McCoy carries. The Chiefs punted.

Fourth drive: A drive that began at their own 9-yard line started with an 11-yard pass to Sammy Watkins. Travis Kelce hauled in a 13-yard pass on the next play. An ensuing third-and-short was converted with a 5-yard pass to Tyreek Hill. On the next play, Moore continued his good-looking drive with a 17-yard pass to Watkins — who made a one-handed snag — and a 10-yard pass to Kelce. A few more completions had the Chiefs inside the 15-yard line. A stuffed run on third down led fourth down conversion attempt that Damien Williams made good with a 2-yard run. Three straight attempts at a touchdown were unsuccessful, forcing a 24-yard Harrison Butker field goal. Chiefs 10 Vikings 7.

Fifth drive: A sack on first down and a run stuff on second down put the Chiefs in a third-and-16 from their own 20-yard line. An incomplete pass forced a Chiefs punt with under two minutes left in the half.

Second Half

Sixth drive: Starting from the 28yard line, the Chiefs got eight yards on a Damien Williams run. They were not able to gain a yard on the next two plays, so the Chiefs had to punt.

Seventh drive: A drive that started at the 3-yard line began with a tough 6-yard catch by Watkins. But then Damien Williams out-sprinted the entire defense on a 91 yard touchdown run. The Chiefs took the lead on the extra point. Chiefs 17 Vikings 16.

Eighth drive: A 15-yard punt return set up the Chiefs at their own 34-yard line. A couple of short passes got them a first down. Then Moore hooked up with Hill deep down the right sideline for a 30-yard gain. A negative play and a batted-down pass put the Chiefs in third-and-long — and pressure on Moore forced an incompletion. Butker made a 45-yard field goal to extend the lead. Chiefs 20 Vikings 16.

Ninth drive: The drive after the Rudolph touchdown started with a 16-yard pass to Watkins to get to their own 41-yard line. A few plays later, the offense converted on third-and-1, but the play was negated by a holding call. After a false start turned it into third-and-16, Moore was brought down for a sack to force a punt.

Tenth drive: After the Vikings refused to give Tyreek Hill a chance to return a punt, the Chiefs took over at their 26-yard line. After a 5-yard run, Moore was sacked and forced into third-and-7. He then found Hill on a short route to gain 11 yards and a first down. Hill continued his big day with another big catch — this time a 41-yard completion to get down to the Vikings 19-yard line. A negative run and a missed pass to Kelce put Kansas City in third-and-long. Minnesota was able to get Moore to the ground 14-yards behind the line of scrimmage, but Butker was still able to male a 54-yard field goal to tie the game. Chiefs 23 Vikings 23.

Eleventh drive: After an awful Vikings punt that set the Chiefs up at the Minnesota 45-yard line, the Chiefs started off with a bad fumble that lost them 11 yards. Moore then found Kelce for a 16-yard gain to get to third-and-short from the Vikings 39-yard line with 24 seconds remaining. A clutch throw and catch by Tyreek Hill set up Harrison Butker for a game-winning field goal with two seconds remanining. Chiefs 26 Vikings 23.


DEFENSE


First half

First drive: After a touchback on the opening kickoff, the Chiefs forced incompletions on the first two plays. On a third-and-long, interior pressure forced a deep incompletion. The Vikings were forced to punt.

Second drive: Taking over from their own 18-yard line, the Vikings handed off to Dalvin Cook for a short gain on first down. A five-yard pass on second down set up a short third down. The outside run attempt was stuffed by multiple Chiefs defenders — and the Vikings were forced to punt on their second straight three-and-out.

Third drive: Minnesota started out from their own 25-yard line and got eight quick yards from Cook on the first two plays. On the ensuing third-and-short, a forced incompletion was negated by a defensive holding penalty committed by Charvarius Ward. The Chiefs were able to force another third down, but Kirk Cousins found Laquon Treadwell deep for 26 yards. From the Chiefs 21-yard line, a third-and-long was converted with a 13-yard sideline catch by Treadwell. The Chiefs were able to force another third down, but Cousins found Olabisi Johnson for a 4-yard touchdown reception. Chiefs 7 Vikings 7.

Fourth drive: The Vikings took over at their own 36-yard line and were stopped a yard short on third down. The Vikings punted it away after their third three-and-out.

Fifth drive: From the 25-yard line, the Vikings earned seven yards on the two opening plays. On third-and-3, Chris Jones threw his blocker into Cousins for a sack that forced another punt.

Sixth drive: With 1:42 left in the half, the Vikings took over from their 32-yard line. Cousins was able to find Irv Smith Jr. down the middle of the field for 21-yards on second down. Treadwell hauled in another big catch to set the Vikings up at the Chiefs 24-yard line with less than a minute remaining. After a 9-yard run, the Chiefs forced two incompletions to set up fourth-and-1 — but Cousins was able to convert with a 5-yard pass to Smith. A couple of missed pass attempts later put Minnesota at third-and-10 — and the Chiefs forced another incompletion. The Vikings kicked a field goal to tie the game. Chiefs 10 Vikings 10.

Second Half

Seventh drive: The Vikings took over from the Chiefs 36-yard line after Hardman fumbled the opening kickoff of the second half. Two straight 8-yard gains had the Vikings 22 yards away from the end zone. A holding call against the Vikings backed them up, but they got it right back with a 15-yard pass to Kyle Rudolph. A short run put Minnesota in a third-and-4 from the 17-yard line — and Cousins found running back Ameer Abdullah for the touchdown. The Vikings missed the extra point. Chiefs 10 Vikings 16

Eighth drive: From their own 20-yard line, the Vikings got a wide-open 24-yard screen pass to C.J. Ham on second down. The Chiefs defense settled in and stuffed a couple of runs to force a third-and-7. Charvarius Ward forced an incomplete pass, leading to a Vikings punt.

Ninth drive: After the Williams touchdown, the Vikings took over at the 25-yard line and got 11 yards on a pass play to Cook. A couple short plays and an offensive penalty later, it was third down with 14 yards to go. Cousins could not hit his man, and the Vikings were forced to punt.

Tenth drive: From the 25-yard line, a run stop on first down was followed by a 15-yard pass to Smith. A couple of plays later, Cook was able to gain 12 yards and a first down — and Stefon Diggs followed that up with his own 12-yard run. Cook torched the defense again with a 22-yard catch down to the Chiefs 6-yard line. On third-and-goal, Cousins was able to find Rudolph for a touchdown to take back the lead. Chiefs 20 Vikings 23.

Eleventh drive: With 7:47 remaining, the Vikings had the ball at their 28-yard line leading by three. An incomplete pass and a 3-yard loss put the Vikings in a third-and-13 situation. Cook took the ball and did not gain enough for the first down — and a holding penalty on the offense was declined. Minnesota punted it away with just under seven minutes to go.

Twelfth drive: The Vikings took over at their 25-yard line with the game tied and 2:30 remaining. On the first play, Khalen Saunders was able to get his hands up to bat down the pass. A 7-yard loss on the second down play came courtesy of a Daniel Sorensen tackle — forcing a third and 17. On third down, Cousins was forced into an incompletion by good pressure — leading the Vikings to punt their last possession away with under two minutes left.


SPECIAL TEAMS


Mecole Hardman fumbled the opening kickoff of the second half and the Vikings recovered at the Kansas City 38-yard line.

Harrison Butker converted a 54-yard field goal to tie the game with 2:30 left in the fourth quarter.

Butker made 44 yard field goal to win the game with two seconds remaining.


INJURIES


Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen left the game late in the first-quarter after aggravating his hamstring injury. He was declared questionable to return.


STATISTICS


CATEGORY MIN KC
Attendance -- 73,615
Timeouts (Rem/Used) 1/2 1/2
Penalties/Yards 3/25 4/25
Kickoffs (Num/EZ/TB) 5/4/1 6/6/6
Punts (Num/Yds) 8/353 5/251
Punts blocked 0 0
Net Punting Avg Yds 42.0 44.4
Field Goals (Made/Att) 1/1 4/4
FGs/PATs Blocked 0/0 0/0
Goal to go (Made/Att/Pct) 2/2/100% 0/1/0%
Red Zone (Made/Att/Pct) 3/4/75% 0/2/0%
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles lost 0 1
Interceptions thrown 0 0
Extra Points (Made/Att) 2/3 2/2
Kicking (Made/Att) 2/3 2/2
2Pt Conv (Made/Att) 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1st downs 17 17
Passing 1st downs 12 15
Rushing 1st downs 4 2
1st downs from penalties 1 0
3rd down (Made/Att/Pct) 5/15/33% 4/13/31%
4th down (Made/Att/Pct) 1/1/100% 1/1/100%
Total Plays 66 58
Total Yards 308 377
Yards per play 4.7 6.5
Total Drives 12 13
Total Rtn Yds (No KOs) 29 17
Punt Returns (Num/Yds) 5/29 2/17
Kickoff Returns (Num/Yds) 0/0 4/101
Int. Returns (Num/Yds) 0/0 0/0
Turnovers 0 1
Time of Possession 28:12 31:48
Total Yards 308 377
Passing 212 230
Comp/Att/Pct 19/38/50% 25/35/71%
Yards per pass 5.40 5.80
Interceptions thrown 0 0
Sacks/Yards lost 1/8 5/45
Gross Yards 220 275
Rushing 96 147
Rush Attempts 27 18
Yards per rush 3.60 8.20
Def/ST TDs 0 0
Touchdowns 3 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 3 1
Interceptions TDs 0 0
Kickoff Return TDs 0 0
Fumble Returns TDs 0 0
Punt Return TDs 0 0

CHIEFS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Matt Moore 25 35 275 7.9 1 41 0 5 45 103.9
TEAM 25 35 275 7.9 1 41 0 5 45 --

VIKINGS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Kirk Cousins 19 38 220 5.8 3 32 0 1 8 94.2
TEAM 19 38 220 5.8 3 32 0 1 8 --

CHIEFS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Damien Williams 12 125 10.4 1 91t
LeSean McCoy 3 9 3.0 0 7
Darrel Williams 1 1 1.0 0 1
Mecole Hardman 1 7 7.0 0 7
Tyreek Hill 1 5 5.0 0 5
TEAM 18 147 8.2 1 91

VIKINGS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Dalvin Cook 21 71 3.4 0 12
Alexander Mattison 3 6 2.0 0 3
Ameer Abdullah 1 2 2.0 0 2
Kirk Cousins 1 5 5.0 0 5
Stefon Diggs 1 12 12.0 0 12
TEAM 27 96 3.6 0 12

CHIEFS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Blake Bell 1 2 2.0 0 2 1 1
Tyreek Hill 6 140 23.3 1 41 8 13
Travis Kelce 7 62 8.9 0 17 9 17
LeSean McCoy 1 0 0.0 0 0 1 2
Demarcus Robinson 1 5 5.0 0 5 2 0
Sammy Watkins 7 63 9.0 0 17 10 5
Damien Williams 2 3 1.5 0 5 2 11
Darrel Williams 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TEAM 25 275 11.0 1 41 34 49

VIKINGS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Ameer Abdullah 1 16 16.0 1 16t 1 11
Dalvin Cook 4 45 11.3 0 22 7 48
Stefon Diggs 1 4 4.0 0 4 4 5
C.J. Ham 2 37 18.5 0 32 4 34
Olabisi Johnson 1 4 4.0 1 4t 2 0
Alexander Mattison 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kyle Rudolph 3 23 7.7 1 15 5 9
Irv Smith Jr. 4 33 8.3 0 21 6 4
Adam Thielen 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Laquon Treadwell 3 58 19.3 0 26 5 12
TEAM 19 220 11.6 3 32 36 123

CHIEFS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
Mecole Hardman 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Moore 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Damien Williams 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
TEAM 3 1 0 2 0 0 0

VIKINGS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
Holton Hill 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mike Hughes 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
Harrison Smith 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Stephen Weatherly 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TEAM 1 0 3 1 0 1 0

CHIEFS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Bashaud Breeland 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rashad Fenton 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Hitchens 6 3 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joey Ivie 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Jones 3 2 1 1.0 8.0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
Tanoh Kpassagnon 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Tyrann Mathieu 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Moore 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Derrick Nnadi 6 2 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Emmanuel Ogbah 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Pennel 3 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reggie Ragland 6 4 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Khalen Saunders 3 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 4 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Juan Thornhill 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charvarius Ward 6 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Damien Williams 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Damien Wilson 7 4 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 56 32 24 1 8 0 2 2 4 0 0 2

VIKINGS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Mackensie Alexander 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Barr 3 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Everson Griffen 6 5 1 1.0 2.0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0
Anthony Harris 5 3 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Hughes 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Danielle Hunter 3 2 1 0.5 3.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jaleel Johnson 3 0 3 0.5 3.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Linval Joseph 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Eric Kendricks 5 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ifeadi Odenigbo 2 2 0 1.0 11.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Xavier Rhodes 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harrison Smith 8 6 2 1.0 14.0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Trae Waynes 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Stephen Weatherly 1 1 0 1.0 11.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
TEAM 54 41 13 5 45 0 6 3 9 0 2 0

CHIEFS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

VIKINGS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

CHIEFS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Mecole Hardman 4 101 25.3 34 0
TEAM 4 101 25.3 34 0

VIKINGS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

CHIEFS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Mecole Hardman 2 17 8.5 15 0
TEAM 2 17 8.5 15 0

VIKINGS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Mike Hughes 5 29 5.8 10 0
TEAM 5 29 5.8 10 0

CHIEFS KICKING FGA-FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Harrison Butker 4-4 100.0 54 2 14
TEAM 4-4 100.0 54 2 14

VIKINGS KICKING FGA-FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Dan Bailey 1-1 100.0 29 2 5
TEAM 1-1 100.0 29 2 5

CHIEFS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Dustin Colquitt 5 251 50.2 0 1 58
TEAM 5 251 50.2 0 1 58

VIKINGS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Britton Colquitt 8 353 44.1 0 2 54
TEAM 8 353 44.1 0 2 54


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