Visiting Arrowhead: Chiefs vs Vikings 2014

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Aug 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on the sidelines against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

This past Saturday night my friends and I set out to watch a great football game. We did have one outsider among us who loves the color purple…

His name….Anthony Charlton….his team the Minnesota Vikings.

However despite the fact we were among a purple people eater I could think of not a greater man to share his first Arrowhead experience with than him.

Also along for the ride was my great friend Josh See, who like me, is a die hard Chiefs fans and we talk about our team from time to time.

When I learned that the Vikings would play the Chiefs in a third preseason game, I knew I had to work some magic to get these fine gentlemen together for a great time.

Now unless you have been under a rock for the past few days, you will know that the Chiefs fell to the Vikings in what was perceived by the fans in attendance a very uneventful game. Even despite the lack luster performance there were some good things that came about from the loss of at Arrowhead.

The Defense was somewhat solid in a low scoring first half. There is obvious work to be done as the defense continues to work on stopping the big play over the secondary. The Chiefs were able to get a little bit of pressure on the improved offensive line of the Vikings, one of which resulted in a safety in the back of the end zone.

However not everything went well as the offense was stagnate against a team that just a year ago gave up the most points in the NFL. Quarterback Alex Smith even did not look like his old self as he threw two interceptions both of which were in the red zone and complete momentum shift in favor of the Vikings. However his chemistry with tight end Anthony Fasano seems to be getting better as he was a favorite target for Smith throughout his time on the field.

All in all the game was alright for the most part, however since it is technically a dress rehearsal for the team as they get ready for the start of the season. There is a lot of work still to be done. I would not be surprised to see some of the first team out there in the first half of the game this Thursday as there is some obvious work to be done for the offense.

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