3 reasons why the Vikings will upset the Chiefs in Week 5

Minnesota Vikings running back Cam Akers
Minnesota Vikings running back Cam Akers / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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Following a much-needed win in Carolina, the Minnesota Vikings head home to battle the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Can they pull off the upset?

In what could be their toughest test this season, the Minnesota Vikings welcome Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to town in hopes of inching closer to a 3-3 record before their Monday night clash with the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7.

The way the Vikings have played this season gives little to be confident about for Sunday, but stranger things have happened.

There are concerns about Minnesota's offensive line and how they will handle Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones, as well as Kirk Cousins' poor play in their victory against the Carolina Panthers last week.

Playing against the Chiefs, teams have little room for error, and so far this season, the Vikings have yet to play a game turnover-free. Against the defending Super Bowl champions, Minnesota will likely need to have a near-perfect performance to beat them.

This very well could be a season-defining win for the Vikings if they can get it done.

Despite their struggles this year, let's look at a few reasons why Minnesota should be able to dispose of Mahomes, the "Swifties," and the Chiefs on Sunday.