Jared Allen, Chiefs: Two sacks, a forced fumble, three QB hurries in his first game back from a two-game NFL suspension for two DUI charges.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings: Rookie RB had 150 of the Vikings' 252 yards despite being the team's only real offensive weapon.
PLAY OF THE GAME
First half, 34 seconds remaining
Second-and-7 for the Vikings at the Chiefs 30
The situation: The Vikings led 10-3.
The play: WR Robert Ferguson got behind the Chiefs' safeties on the left seam, but QB Kelly Holcomb's pass to Ferguson was overthrown.
The result: A sack took the Vikings out of field goal range, and their offense was shut down in the second half.
JACKSON'S HOLCOMB'S ACTIONS
Tarvaris Jackson sat out with an injury, so we'll tweak our weekly feature with Kelly Holcomb:
Play: No interceptions, but after first drive was immobile as receivers couldn't get open. Grade: Wynn
Leadership: Thrown into a bad situation, we'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Grade: Wade
Stats: Hit 14 of 28 for 165 yards and a rating of 68.3. Grade: Wade
Overall: Holcomb couldn't run and couldn't hide, but was playing his first game since the 2005 season and is clearly saddled with a group of suspect receivers. Grade: Wade
What a battle! The defense failed to score, and the offense tied the D's season TD total.
Peterson might have been worn down by the heat and the workload and could have used Taylor's assistance. The rookie clearly has been up to the challenge this season, however.
Vikings vs. Green Bay
About the Packers
Green Bay has won seven in a row, including three this season, and is clearly regretting that it didn't get a chance to hire Brad Childress as coach before last season. Using the controversial "downfield" passing game, they beat the Chargers 31-24 Sunday.
Brett Favre, above, tied the NFL record for career TD passes (420) and might not be as over the hill as we once believed.
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||2||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran||4|
|Seattle - LP: J. Paxton||1||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura||5|
|(15) North Carolina||65||FINAL|
|(3) South Carolina||67|
|(9) Arizona State||65||FINAL|
|(7) Florida State||66|
|(2) Notre Dame||81|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm||X||10-6|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm||X||30-28|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm||X||30-12|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm||X||19-3|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon||X||34-6|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon||X||30-7|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon||X||20-9|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm||X||41-28|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm||X||42-10|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||17-3|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon||X||17-16|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon||X||19-13 ot|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon||X||29-26|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon||X||21-13|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon||X||24-21|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||31-13|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon||X||30-24 ot|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||3:25 pm||X||16-14|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon||X||37-35|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||13-9|