The Vikings opened the game in less than ideal fashion going three-and-out with three incompletions by Kirk Cousins. The Chiefs went three-and-out as well, thanks to a very nice open field tackle by Mackensie Alexander on a third-down pass to LeSean McCoy.
Minnesota went three-and-out on their second possession as well, as a play that was initially ruled a first down by Ameer Abdullah was challenged by Andy Reid, and the re-spot put the Vikings short. On the ensuing possession, the home team got the first points of the afternoon, as Matt Moore found Tyreek Hill for a 40-yard touchdown. Harrison Butker added the extra point, and the Vikings found themselves trailing by a score of 7-0.
The Vikings started putting things together on their next drive. A holding penalty on the Chiefs gave the Vikings a conversion on third down, and Cousins then found. . .Laquon Treadwell? Yes, a big 26-yard gain for Treadwell, and after another penalty and a handoff to Dalvin Cook, the Vikings were down to the Kansas City 20. Cousins then found Treadwell again to give the Vikings a first-and-goal at the 8, and they turned that into third-and-goal at the 4. Then, the Vikings got the ball into the end zone, as Cousins found Olabisi Johnson in the back of the end zone for the score. Dan Bailey converted the extra point, and we were tied at 7-7.
The Vikings forced the Chiefs to go three-and-out on their next possession, and as we move to the second quarter of play, the good guys are looking at a 2nd-and-10 from their own 36-yard line.
We are through one quarter of play at Arrowhead Stadium, and the Minnesota Vikings are tied with the Kansas City Chiefs, 7-7. Come on in and join us for the second quarter of play!