Flashback Friday: Vikings get by the Chiefs in 2015

(Photo by Rich Gabrielson/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
(Photo by Rich Gabrielson/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Stefon Diggs /

Back in 2015, the Minnesota Vikings were able to hold off a late surge by the Kansas City Chiefs and come away with a Week 6 victory.

This Sunday, the 6-2 Minnesota Vikings are set to face off against the 5-3 Kansas City Chiefs inside Arrowhead Stadium.

The Vikings are currently on a four-game winning streak, while the Chiefs are coming off a loss at home last week to the Green Bay Packers without star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

The last time Minnesota and Kansas City faced each other came in 2015 when the two teams met inside TCF Bank Stadium in 2015.

In the matchup, the Vikings were able to win 16-10 to improve their record 3-2 on the season.  Minnesota ultimately finished the year with an 11-5 record.

In the win over Kansas City, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went 17-for-31 for 249 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 60 yards on 26 carries tight end Kyle Rudolph added a touchdown, and wide receiver Jarius Wright had two receptions for 69 yards. Stefon Diggs also racked up seven catches for 129 yards.

For the Chiefs, Alex Smith went 22-for-37 for 282 yards and a touchdown. Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce had five receptions for 88 yards receiver Albert Wilson had three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown.

In the 12 times the two teams have met, the Chiefs have come out with seven wins. The last time the Vikings won a game in Kansas City came all the way back in 1974.

Minnesota has a good shot at winning Sunday’s game, although a lot of it will depend on whether Mahomes will play or not. Even with Mahomes though, the Vikings still have a shot, but their chances are obviously much better against Chiefs backup Matt Moore.

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With how well the 7-1 Packers are playing, each matchup is very critical for Minnesota for the rest of the season. This may not be a must-win game for the Vikings, but it’s pretty close to being one. If Mahomes does not play, it will be an even bigger disappointment if Minnesota is not able to pull out a win.