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Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

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Thanks to a huge play, the Vikings trail going into the fourth

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Just one quarter left to play in this one, and your Minnesota Vikings trail the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium by a score of 20-16.

The Vikings got a huge play on special teams to start the quarter. Mecole Hardman fielded Dan Bailey’s kickoff and brought it out, and after a decent return he was hit by Mike Hughes and fumbled the ball, with Holton Hill recovering! That gave the Vikings the ball at the Kansas City 38-yard line.

Minnesota cashed in, as Kirk Cousins found Ameer Abdullah wide open in the right flat, and he did the rest to put the ball into the end zone for a 16-yard score. Unfortunately, Dan Bailey was wide left on the extra point, meaning the Minnesota lead was only 16-10.

The Vikings forced a three-and-out on the Chiefs’ first actual possession of the half, but ended up punting themselves at around midfield, with the Minnesota special teams downing Britton Colquitt’s punt at the 3-yard line.

It didn’t do much good, as just two plays later Matt Moore handed the ball to Damien Williams, who blasted up the middle for a 91-yard touchdown run. Harrison Butker hit the extra point, and just like that the Vikings were trailing again, 17-16.

The Chiefs added to the lead at the end of the quarter, as Butker connected on a 45-yard field goal to make the score 20-16. As we move to the fourth quarter, the Vikings have the ball back, and are looking at 2nd-and-10 from their own 25-yard line.

Minnesota trails Kansas City after three quarters of play, 20-16. Can the purple pull off a comeback and push their winning streak to five?