Even though the Vikings didn’t have DE Jared Allen in the lineup, the Chiefs offensive line couldn’t keep the pass rush off of QB Matt Cassel.
In spite of the pressure, Cassel showed he can move the Chiefs offense and threw a touchdown pass to WR Dwayne Bowe.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley also pointed to turnovers and penalties as reasons for offensive struggles.
LB Corey Mays benefited from a more aggressive Chiefs approach on defense.
Chiefs K Ryan Succop nailed all three field goal tries and has consistently put his kickoffs into the end zone.
Said Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson, who finished with a perfect 158.3 passer rating, “You never really know in this league exactly what’s
going to take place. I feel like I didn’t have nothing to lose. Just
went out there and had fun, pretty much.”
Vikings WR Percy Harvin debuted with two receptions and two kickoff returns for 53 yards.
Vikings DB Benny Sapp had three tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the first half.
The Vikings left RB Adrian Peterson on the field for more of the first half this week, and he gained 44 yards on 10 carries.
Vikings WR Darius Reynaud flashed some big play ability, catching a 64-yard touchdown from Jackson and setting up a field goal with a 24-yard catch off a throw from QB John David Booty.