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Both the Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs are going into NFL’s Week 5 after big victories last week. The difference is that it was the third consecutive win for the Chiefs and the first win of the season for the Vikings. Kansas City is the favorite going into this one, but winning will not come easy at the U.S. Bank Stadium.
Minnesota Vikings vs Kansas City Chiefs – game predictions
- 1 Minnesota Vikings vs Kansas City Chiefs – game predictions
- 2 Vikings vs Chiefs preview – Why this game is special for Patrick Mahomes?
- 3 Key match details
The Chiefs are visiting the Vikings as a -3.5 point favorites at the U.S. Bank Stadium. Check out our daily NFL player props page.
Prediction 1: Total passing touchdowns over 4.5 @ 130 (2.30)
Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in the league and Vikings’ Kirik Cousins is ready to go against the two-time MVP. Mahomes has passed for 8 touchdowns in the first four games which is quite impressive but Cousins has 11 of those. This will be a matchup with the two quarterbacks go against each other in a high scoring game that will see at least five passing touchdowns.
Prediction 2: Chris Jones to record a sack @ -110 (1.90)
The Chiefs defensive tackle, Chris Jones, has recorded a tackle in each of the three games he appeared this season. He has a total of 3.5 sacks this year and there is no doubt he will keep that run going in this game.
Minnesota Vikings vs Kansas City Chiefs odds
According to moneyline odds, the Chiefs at -180 (1.55) odds are the more likely winners and have a win probability of 64.5%, while the Saints at 160 (2.60) odds have a 45.5% chance to win this game.
Vikings vs Chiefs preview – Why this game is special for Patrick Mahomes?
Patrick Mahomes has won two Super Bowls, two Super Bowl MVP’s and two regular season MVPs, but there is one team in the league he has never defeated as a starter. You guess -it’s the Minnesota Vikings. Mahomes is probably aware of this fact, and he will use it as extra motivation for Sunday night’s clash.
Minnesota Vikings form, news and injuries
The Vikings had a terrible start of the season losing the first three games, none of them with more than six points. QB Kirk Cousins had solid numbers, Justin Jefferson leads the league in receiving yard, meaning that the Vikings have issues on the defensive end. They are 30th in the league with 111.1 allowed rate and are 31st in given completion pass percentage. Harrison Smith has been the only defensive player on top of his game recording three sacks in the first four games of the season. Last week’s 21-13 win in Carolina is what they needed before hosting the defending champions.
Minnesota Vikings injury report
• S Lewis Cine (hamstring) – Questionable
• LB Marcus Davenport (ankle) – Questionable
• QB Nick Mullens (back) – Questionable
• LB Brian Asamoah II (knee) – Questionable
Kansas City Chiefs form, news and injuries
After losing to the Detroit Lions 21-20 in the opening week, the Chiefs have connected three consecutive wins. They are coming off a 23-20 road win over the New York Jets last week even though Patrick Mahomes had only 203 passing yards and had two passes intercepted. The Chiefs are much more than just their star quarterback and still look like the best team in the NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs injury report
• DT Matt Dickerson (knee) – Questionable
• LB Nick Bolton (ankle) – Questionable
• OT Wanya Morris (hamstring) – Questionable
• LB Cole Christiansen (knee) – Questionable
Vikings vs Chiefs head to head record
The Chiefs lead the Saints 8-5 in the all time series. Kansas City won the last two games against the Vikings by a total of six points.
• 2021: Chiefs won 28-25 in Kansas City
• 2019: Chiefs won 26-23 in Kansas City
• 2015: Vikings won 16-10 in Minneapolis
• 2014: Vikings won 30-12 in Kansas City
• 2011: Chiefs won 22-17 in Kansas City
Key match details
• Date & Time: Sunday, October 8, 2023, 09:25 GMT
• Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
• Where to watch match in UK: Sky Sports (TV), fuboTV, or other live stream
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