5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Week 5

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
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Bold Prediction No. 5

The Chiefs will hand the Vikings another loss

The Vikings picked up a win last week, but it was hard to feel good about it, considering what went wrong.

Kirk Cousins had his worst game of the season, which included a 98-yard pick-six that put the Panthers on the board, and Minnesota's defense couldn’t get off the field against a Carolina team that has struggled under Bryce Young in his first two starts.

The Chiefs will turn up the difficulty when they come to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, and there are several other factors working against the Vikings with Jim Nantz on the call and the convenient drive up I-35 to bring Chiefs Kingdom to Minneapolis.


This seems like a bit of a reach, but could play a role in Sunday’s game after Cousins deemed the crowd to be too loud on a pivotal play against the Chargers in Week 3.

With a crowd that could be 30-to-40 percent Chiefs fans, this could leave Vikings fans with a feeling all too well and leave the back where it all begins again.

Prediction: Chiefs win 31-13

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