1. Kansas City Chiefs
2018 Record: 12-4
As if stopping a quarterback who threw for 50 touchdowns last season wasn’t going to be hard enough, the Vikings have to try and get a win on the road when they take on the Chiefs in 2019.
Minnesota has not walked out of Kansas City with a victory since 1974. No one on the Vikings’ current roster was even alive when the team last got a road win over the Chiefs. That is how long it has been.
Ending this road losing streak against Kansas City isn’t going to be any easier in 2019 for Minnesota. The Vikings will be taking on a Chiefs team that finished with the NFL’s top scoring offense a season ago.
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is coming off an MVP year and at 23-years-old, he’s only going to get better as his career in the league continues. Minnesota will definitely have their hands full in their efforts to try and stop Mahomes and the rest of the Chiefs’ offense that also includes talented players like Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Carlos Hyde, and Travis Kelce.
This offseason, Kansas City went out and made some improvements on the defensive side of the ball to make their team even more dangerous for 2019. The Chiefs were able to add a number of talented defenders to their roster this year including Emmanuel Ogbah, Alex Okafor, and Tyrann Mathieu.
The Vikings will have to bring their absolute best to the table for this matchup next season because getting a win seems like it will be their most difficult task of 2019.