Vikings takeaway No. 3
Minnesota got pressure but it didn't matter.
Rattling Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is tough. He is known for making big plays under pressure and making teams regret blitzing him. The Minnesota Vikings are a team that blitzes a lot, so this was an interesting matchup.
Minnesota did pretty well, registering nine hits on Mahomes and sacking him twice. The sacks came from edge rushers Danielle Hunter and Marcus Davenport, who made their presence felt against the high-powered Chiefs offense.
Despite the pressure, Mahomes still completed over three-quarters of his pass attempts and threw two touchdowns but did not throw an interception and found Travis Kelce on ten of those 11 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown.
Minnesota's defense did well in limiting yards, but were far too generous in allowing completions. Even when Kelce wasn't on the field, Kansas City seemed to move the ball with ease, even picking up big plays on third-and-long situations.