NFL Game Summary - Minnesota at Kansas City|
(Saturday, August 23)
Final Score: Minnesota 30, Kansas City 12
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater
combined to throw three touchdown passes and the Minnesota Vikings remained
unbeaten in the preseason with a 30-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on
Cassel played into the third quarter, completing nine of his 17 passes for 152
yards with one touchdown and one interception as the Vikings won their third
Two of Bridgewater's four completions were touchdown passes to Allen Reisner
in the third quarter. The first one was set up by Shaun Prater's interception
and the second by Adam Thielen's 75-yard punt return.
Alex Smith also played into the third quarter for the Chiefs, who have dropped
their last two games. He completed 14-of-24 passes for 140 yards with two
interceptions. Tyler Bray threw a short touchdown pass to Albert Wilson in the
Cassel threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Cordarrelle Patterson in the first
quarter that gave the Vikings a 7-0 lead. Patterson had three receptions for a
game-high 71 yards.
Later in the first, Smith was intercepted by Vikings corner Captain Munnerlyn
in the end zone but the Chiefs came away with two points just two plays later
when Cassel was sacked and fumbled the ball, leading to a safety.
Smith was picked off on the next Chiefs drive by linebacker Chad Greenway but
later led the offense on a 77-yard drive that netted a 21-yard field goal from
Cairo Santos to get Kansas City within 7-5.
Blair Walsh's 41-yard field goal gave the Vikings a 10-5 lead at break and
they blew the game open with 20 points in the second half, including 17 in the
Both teams finish the preseason on Thursday, Kansas City at Green Bay and the
Vikings at Tennessee.
08/23 23:39:57 ET