3 biggest takeaways from the Vikings preseason loss to the Chiefs

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Moving Kubiak to the booth worked

During Minnesota’s first two games of the preseason, the offense wasn’t able to find the end zone. So on Friday, the Vikings tried something different.

Minnesota offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak called the plays on the field during the team’s first two exhibition matchups, but against the Chiefs, he moved up to the booth.

While it might cause some to worry about the Vikings already tinkering with their first-time offensive coordinator, but the switch might have worked.

The 18 points that were put on the board by Minnesota’s offense on Friday were more than the nine total points the Vikings offense combined to have in their first two preseason games of the year.

Minnesota’s offense also finished with over 400 total yards against Kansas City, unlike the previous two weeks when they didn’t even accumulate 300 total yards in either exhibition contest.

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Moving Kubiak to the booth to call plays seemed to work for the Vikings on Friday. Judging by the success of the switch, it wouldn’t be surprising if that’s where he calls plays from when Minnesota opens the regular season against the Cincinnati Bengals in two weeks.