4 reasons why the Vikings will beat the Chiefs in Week 9

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(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) Patrick Mahomes
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Mahomes isn’t 100 percent healthy

As of early Sunday morning, the status of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes for their matchup with the Vikings is still unknown. Mahomes is listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report, but his designation seems a little optimistic considering he suffered a dislocated kneecap less than three weeks ago.

If he is unable to suit up against Minnesota on Sunday, in his place will be Kansas City backup, Matt Moore. In a loss to the Green Bay Packers last week, Moore had himself a decent performance, tossing for 267 yards and two touchdowns.

Still, the Chiefs’ backup quarterback is no Mahomes. The reigning NFL MVP just transforms Kansas City’s offense into an unstoppable force almost every time he starts under center.

But even if Mahomes does make an attempt to play on Sunday, the Vikings have the defense to make him regret that decision.

Due to the nature of his injury, his mobility isn’t likely going to be very existent in the pocket when he drops back to pass. With this being the case, Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer will likely dial up a bunch of blitzes to sack Mahomes and hopefully generate some turnovers.