Vikings at Chiefs Score: Results, highlights from the Week 3 preseason game

The Vikings vs. Chiefs game came down to the final seconds. Get the final score and highlights from the all the action.

The Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs faced off in Week 3 of the preseason.  Kansas City came out firing quick in the 28-25 win. If you want to get caught up, we have  a recap with live updates from the night’s action below.

Vikings vs. Chiefs score and results

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Vikings 3 0 7 15 25
Chiefs 14 7 7 0 28


The final score of tonight’s Vikings vs. Chiefs game doesn’t tell the story. If you’re a fan of the Chiefs you liked what you saw. If you’re 436 miles North on I-35 in Minneapolis, the feelings aren’t mutual.

Kansas City’s offense came out firing on all cylinders. Patrick Mahomes looked like he was already in the middle of an MVP run, tossing 2 touchdowns to Tyreek Hill and Blake Bell on his only two drives of the night. The new-look offensive line played stout, keeping Mahomes upright and opening some holes for Jerick McKinnon early on.

Once the starters went out, rookie quarterback Shane Buechele looked solid enough to make head coach Andy Reid question the possibility of carrying three quarterbacks on the roster heading into 2021. Running back Derrick Gore led the way on the ground and in the air, scoring 1 touchdown on a 56-yard pass.

The Vikings didn’t have nearly as much to hand their hat on coming out of Arrowhead Stadium. After a 10-play opening drive that ended in 3 points, Minnesota failed to get a first down until the final 23 seconds of the half. Kirk Cousins finished the night 5-for-7 but both he and starting running back Ameer Abdullah failed to keep a drive alive. Jake Browning found even less success, going 2-for-8 on the night for just 41 yards through the air.

Rookie quarterback Kellen Mond made a case for the backup role in Minnesota, finishing the night 16-for-23 with 196 yards and 1 interception. However, the position is weak behind Cousins, which doesn’t bode well if he misses anytime this year.

Vikings at Chiefs live highlights and updates

11:11 PM ET: Minnesota tries to recover an onside kick but is unsuccessful. Chiefs begin kneeling the ball and will wrap up the preseason with a 28-25 win.

11:10 PM ET: With 1:24 left in the game, Rose scores on a 1-yard TOUCHDOWN run. PAT is good. Vikings down just 25-28.

10:59 PM ET: The Kansas City offense tried running some time off the clock but couldn’t get to the red zone. Vikings take over with under four minutes left.

10:48 PM ET: On the first play of the drive, Buechele’s pass is intercepted by Parry Nickerson and returned 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Mond’s pass on the 2-point conversion is good.

10:43 PM ET: The Vikings have four chances to score from inside the 5-yard line, but the Chiefs defense stands tough. 8:32 still remains in the game.

10:35 PM ET: Minnesota goes for it on 4th down and gets bailed out on a holding call on Kansas City’s secondary. Vikings offense just outside the red zone.

10:31 PM ET: At the start of the fourth quarter, Mond has the Vikings offense at the Kansas City 32.

10:24 PM ET: The Chiefs muster just 3 yards on their drive before punting to the Vikings. Mond and the offense take over at their own 9.

10:19 PM ET: Minnesota gets into Kansas City territory off a 15-yard penalty, but Mond fumbles on third down. Rookie defensive end Joshua Kaindoh recovers for the Chiefs. 3:34 left in the quarter.

10:11 PM ET: Mond and the Vikings offense are back on the field looking to build off their last touchdown drive. 7:43 remaining in the quarter.

10:06 PM ET: Buechele connects on his first 2 passes on the drive, and Gore returns the favor with a great 56-yard TOUCHDOWN run. Butker’s PAT is good. 28-10 Chiefs.

10:01 PM ET: Mond drives the Vikings down the field and A.J. Rose caps the drive off with a 32-yard TOUCHDOWN. Joseph’s PAT is good. Chiefs continue to lead, 21-10.

9:54 PM ET: Mond’s pass sails over his intended target and Armani Watts intercepts his pass. Kansas City immediately returns the favor as Buechele fumbles the ball, recovered by Cameron Dantzler. Mond back to the field.

9:49 PM ET: The second half has started. Minnesota will take over at their own 24. Rookie quarterback Kellen Mond now under center.

9:34 PM ET: Vikings get into field goal position, but Greg Joseph misses the 52-yard field goal. Chiefs take a 21-3 lead to halftime.

9:31 PM ET: Minnesota opts to get something before the half and find success with a 32-yard pass down the left sideline. K.J. Osborn the recipient.

9:28 PM ET: With 26 seconds remaining, Buechele fires a dart to Marcus Kemp for a 23-yard TOUCHDOWN. Butker’s PAT is good. 21-3 Chiefs. Buechele takes the Chiefs offense 12 plays for 88 yards in 1:37.

9:23 PM ET: Buechele delivers to Byron Pringle on third down and gets Kansas City past the 50. Chiefs use a timeout with 1:06 left in the half.

9:19 PM ET: The Chiefs come out in the two-minute offense, and Buechele finds tight end Noah Gray for a 23-yard gain. 1:30 remaining.

9:14 PM ET: The Vikings got four plays in but only due to an unnecessary roughness penalty on Kansas City. The offense, outside of the opening drive, has struggled finding a rhythm.

9:10 PM ET: Three-and-out for the Chiefs offense. Another target for Fountain on the drive. Vikings take over at their own 20. 3:13 remaining.

9:08 PM ET: Another three-and-out for the Vikings offense. Under five minutes left to play in the second quarter. Buechele and the Chiefs offense take over at their 46.

9:04 PM ET: The drive stalls out for Kansas City just outside of field-goal range. Tommy Townsend punts away to Ihmir Smith-Marsette, who calls a fair catch at the 14. A popular target for Buechele on that drive was Daurice Fountain who caught 1 pass on 3 targets. Cousins is out for Minnesota, Jake Browning now under center.

9:02 PM ET: Chiefs get to midfield and go for it on fourth down. Derrick Gore, who comes off a solid game in Week 2, gets the first down. He has 3 carries on the night.

8:57 PM ET: The Chiefs take over, and Buechele connects on 2 quick pass attempts. On the punt return two plays prior, cornerback Mike Hughes returned the punt 76 yards for a touchdown, but it was called back due to a block in the back.

8:53 PM ET: Cousins and Vikings starters came out for a third drive but go three-and-out. Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton had the opening tackle at the line of scrimmage and prevented Cousins from rushing for a first down. Good drive for the rookie out of Missouri.

8:48 PM ET: Buechele couldn’t find the Mahomes magic on the Chiefs third drive of the game. Vikings will take over at their own 12-yard line with 12:38 left in the second quarter. Andy Reid has had enough of a look at their new-look offensive line, sitting the entire unit for the rest of the night.

8:41 PM ET: End of the first quarter in Kansas City. Chiefs up 14-3.

8:39 PM ET: Vikings have to punt after a three-and-out. Mecole Hardman calls for a fair catch at the Chiefs 34. Mahomes has been called to clipboard duty. Now under center is rookie Shane Buechele.

8:36 PM ET: The Vikings take over and forget to block Anthony Hitchens on the first play of the drive. The entire team has looked lethargic early in this one. Tackle Oli Udoh holds on the next play.

8:31 PM ET: Mahomes dumps the ball short over the middle to tight end Blake Bell for a TOUCHDOWN. Another great drive ends with the Chiefs in the end zone behind Mahomes’ arm. Butker’s PAT is good. 14-3 Chiefs.

8:28 PM ET: Mahomes looks like the Mahomes we all know, moving the Chiefs offense down the field. He has Kansas City in the red zone with less than four minutes left in the first quarter. Demarcus Robinson has 2 receptions for 30 yards on this drive.

8:23 PM ET: No return for the Chiefs. Mahomes and starters come out for their second drive of the game.

8:21 PM ET: Vikings offense stalls in the red zone after 2 incompletions short of the end zone. Greg Joseph connects on the 26-yard FIELD GOAL. 7-3 Chiefs halfway through the first quarter.

8:17 PM ET: Minnesota getting Ameer Abdullah a few early looks on the ground and in the passing game. Cousins connects on his first 2 passes including a 23-yard shot to Irv Smith Jr.

8:14 PM ET: Vikings out on offense with Kirk Cousins under center. Under 12 minutes to go in the opening quarter.

8:09 PM ET: Mahomes deep down the right sideline to Tyreek Hill for a TOUCHDOWN. Beautiful pass and catch. PAT is good.

8:08 PM ET: Mahomes’ first pass of the night goes to Travis Kelce for 28 yards. Chiefs in Vikings territory.

8:06 PM ET: We have kickoff! Patrick Mahomes, along with other Chiefs offensive starters, are on the field to get things going. One guy missing on the first snap is Clyde Edwards-Helaire who left last week’s contest early with an injury.

Tyler Olson is a Senior Data and Content Analyst for Pro Football Network. You can read Tyler’s other work here and follow him on Twitter @TOlsonPFN.


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