We are just about half an hour away from kickoff for the third and final game of the 2021 NFL preseason, as the Minnesota Vikings take a trip to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs, the reigning and defending AFC Champions. Andy Reid has declared that his team’s starters will play about a half this evening, and we don’t know what Mike Zimmer has planned for his team yet. . .hopefully we’ll see the big guns get some time.
Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s contest.
Time: Friday, 27 August, 7:00 PM Central
Location: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Television coverage: NFL Network (if you have it), various local affiliates around the country that you can see right here
Radio coverage: Vikings Radio Network, Sirius and XM Channel 383, SiriusXM App Channel 820
Line: Look, we’ve been over this
Prediction: I predict it’s going to be a long two weeks between the end of tonight’s game and the start of the regular season
1) No significant injuries - Again, the only thing that matters about any preseason game
2) Can we get one damn offensive touchdown, please? - So far, the Vikings are averaging 8 points a game this preseason, and the team’s lone touchdown came on a pick-six last weekend against Indianapolis. I know the Vikings haven’t had a lot of the big guns out there, but can someone on this offense put the ball in the end zone?
3) Who wants it the most? - This is going to be the last opportunity for the guys at the bottom of the depth chart to impress the coaches in a game situation. Between now and Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 PM Central, 26 of the 79 guys that are on the Vikings’ sidelines tonight will be asked to turn in their playbooks. Who is going to make that impression?
Know the Foe: Arrowhead Pride
That’s everything you need to know before we kick things off on Kansas City. We’ll move everything to a second half Open Thread at halftime, so keep your eyes open for that. With that, let’s hope for a solid outing from our favorite team and no major injuries to anybody important.