VIKINGS VS. KANSAS CITY Game 3: 7 p.m. today • ARROWHEAD STADIUM
TV: Ch. 11 (100.3-FM, 1130-AM)
about the vikings (2-0)
After home victories over Oakland (10-6) and Arizona (30-28), the Vikings play their final two preseason games on the road. … RB Adrian Peterson will be held out. … Starting QB Matt Cassel played for the Chiefs from 2009-12. … Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer had the same role in Kansas City from 2006-08. … Preseason leaders for the Vikings are RB Joe Banyard (14 carries, 86 yards), TE Kyle Rudolph (five catches, 111 yards) and QB Teddy Bridgewater (22-for-33, 226 yards, two TDs). … No official injury report is issued for preseason games, but NT Linval Joseph (calf), TE Chase Ford (foot), CB Jabari Price (arm/shoulder) and LBs Brandon Watts (lower leg) and Gerald Hodges (knee) are out.
about the chiefs (1-1)
Kansas City beat Cincinnati 41-39 (do the Bengals miss Mike Zimmer that much?) and lost to Carolina 28-16. … Star RB Jamaal Charles is recovering from a foot injury and will not play. … Alex Smith will start at QB with Tyler Bray expected to take over in the third quarter. … Former Vikings coach Brad Childress is special project manager under head coach Andy Reid, for whom Childress worked in Philadelphia. … Running backs coach Eric Bieniemy had the same job with the Vikings from 2006-10, and DBs coach Emmitt Thomas was the Vikings defensive coordinator from 2000-01. … S Husain Abdullah played for the Vikings from 2008-11. … LB Joe Mays (wrist), WR Dwayne Bowe (quad), RB De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring), WR Junior Hemingway (hip), CB Chris Owens (knee) and S Eric Berry (heel) are out.