The K.C. Chiefs wrapped up their final game of the preseason after defeating the Minnesota Vikings by a final score of 28-25 to finish the preseason with a perfect 3-0 record. The Chiefs will now focus on the season opener, when they host the Cleveland Browns in two weeks at Arrowhead Stadium.
The final preseason game is usually when we see the least action for starters. Andy Reid defied convention, however, by saying his starters would play for the first half of the game. In the end, his starters saw two full series against the Vikings.
Let’s take a look at the takeaways from the team’s final preseason victory.
Clicking on all cylinders
The original plan was for the starters to play for the entire first half, but after the first two drives, head coach Andy Reid must have been pleased with the offense.
It took only five plays for Kansas City to go down the field and score a touchdown. The Chiefs ran the ball three times for 12 yards, and Patrick Mahomes completed two passes for 63 yards. Mahomes’ first completion went to Travis Kelce for 28 yards, and then a 35-yard touchdown to Tyreek Hill down the sideline. A perfect start for the offense.
The offense continued to click on the second drive. Mahomes would complete six of seven passes on the second drive for 54 yards and another touchdown.
Kansas City’s offense was a bit sluggish in the first two preseason games, but came out with a purpose on Friday night. The offensive starters’ night would be done after the second drive, totaling 149 yards on 15 plays.
The starting offensive line was more than impressive once again on Friday night in the short time it was on the field. In three preseason games, Mahomes was never sacked. Not much to complain about regarding the offensive line heading into the regular season.