The problems for the Minnesota Vikings in the second half of football games this year have been well-documented. But their opponent on Sunday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs, haven't exactly been lighting it up after halftime this season, either.
In Kansas City's opener at Arrowhead Stadium against the Buffalo Bills, the Chiefs trailed by a score of 20-7. They were outscored 21-0 in the second half to lose by a final score of 41-7.
In their second game of the year at Detroit against the Lions, they trailed 20-3 going into the locker room. The Lions proceeded to score 28 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 48-3 victory.
It's possible that they started to turn things around last week against San Diego, when they trailed 10-0 going into the second half. The Chiefs actually outscored the Chargers 17-10 in the second half, but still wound up losing by a score of 20-17.
As it stands at this point in time, the Chiefs have been outscored by a margin of 59 to 17 in the second half of football games this year. It's a far cry from the 67 to 6 margin that the Vikings have had slapped on them after halftime this season, but neither of these teams have exactly been known for finishing strong thus far this season.
Something's gotta give this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.