STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – This is only second meeting in Minnesota between Chiefs and Vikings over last 19 seasons. Vikings beat Chiefs 45-20 at Metrodome in 2003, behind 146 yards and three TDs rushing by Onterrio Smith. … Chiefs have lost star RB Jamaal Charles for season to torn right ACL. He tore left one in 2011. … Chiefs QB Alex Smith has been sacked 21 times, second-most in NFL behind Russell Wilson (22). … Travis Kelce has 328 yards receiving for Chiefs, third-best among TEs in league behind Rob Gronkowski and Gary Barnidge. … Kansas City FS Husain Abdullah spent first four years with Vikings, starting 24 games over 2010 and 2011 seasons. … Vikings have won five straight at temporary outdoor home TCF Bank Stadium. … Vikings are sixth in NFL with average of 18.3 points allowed per game. Last time they gave up fewer than 20 points per game was 2009. … Minnesota allowing league-best 0.8 yards per punt return. … Fantasy Tip: Charcandrick West and Knile Davis expected to share carries for Chiefs in absence of Charles, facing Vikings’ defense vulnerable against run at times. Vikings WR Stefon Diggs would be good waiver wire grab against Chiefs’ defense that has surrendered NFL-most 13 passing TDs. Diggs had six catches for 87 yards in NFL debut at Denver against one of league’s best defenses.
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