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Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs Recap

Minnesota won ugly Saturday, beating the Chiefs at TCF Bank Stadium to improve to 3-2. Both teams struggled to move the ball, as the Chiefs averaged just 3.2 yards a carry while Minnesota got just 2.4 yards per run. Kansas City was just 3-for-12 on third down and the Vikings were only 6-for-17. The Chiefs got within six points in the fourth quarter, but the Vikings got a big stop when Kansas City's Charcandrick West was stopped on a fourth and one play. West fumbled on Kansas City's next possession. Alex Smith finished with strong numbers, 22-of-37 for 282 yards and a touchdown, but failed to complete many big passes on third down.

Denver Broncos vs. Minnesota Vikings Recap

Peyton Manning had a mediocre game, but the Broncos still managed to improve to 4-0 with a win over the Vikings. Manning was limited to 213 passing yards and intercepted twice, but the Broncos pulled off the win by driving for Brandon McManus's 39-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter. Ronnie Hillman had 103 rushing yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for Denver, while Minnesota's Adrian Peterson ran for 81 yards and a touchdown. The Vikings erased deficits of 13-0 and 20-10 to tie the game before Denver's winning drive. The Broncos won despite converting only two third downs all afternoon.

Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers Recap

On a day that the Vikings' passing offense produced just 121 yards, Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Chargers. Peterson's 43-yard touchdown run provided a second-half highlight, then Chad Greenway's 91-yard interception return for a touchdown iced the game for the Vikings early in the fourth quarter. The Chargers had a 369-284 advantage in total yards but committed two turnovers, lost 74 yards in penalties, and took four sacks. The Chargers' Philip Rivers threw for 246 yards but drove the Chargers for only one touchdown and was pulled in the second half for backup Kellen Clemens.
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