By Fred Liggett

On a day Kansas City Chiefs fans will be reminded to turn back their clocks an hour the team will take the field in hopes of going back to the win column with a victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Chiefs fans due to daylight savings time will be subject to enjoying an extra hour of sleep or tailgating before the Chiefs and Vikings kick things off at noon. The Chiefs, at 5-3, have now lost three straight at home after beating Baltimore in their home opener.

To get back to the victory column the Chiefs defense minus some starters will have to stop the Vikings deep rushing attack led by Dalvin Cook. Cook could be a game clock killer as he rushes for over 100 yards like previous Chiefs’ opponents have done. If the Chiefs perform against Cook the way they did against Denver and their leading rusher Phillip Lindsey then the home crowd will roar its approval. Cook isn’t the only Vikings’ weapon for the Chiefs to contend with as WR Stefon Diggs has been a BIG reason why the team is on a four game winning streak. Delivering the ball to Diggs is QB Kirk Cousins who is enjoying a turn around season from last year’s poor 2018 effort.

The Chiefs enter the game following a loss to another NFC North team, Green Bay Packers, by a single touchdown. Much to the delight of Chiefs fans the team came back from a 14-0 first half deficit to lead at the half 17-14. Last week’s game saw the Chiefs play their first game without starting QB Pat Mahomes since he took over the job before the 2018 season. QB Matt Moore gave the Chiefs hope that he can fill in admirably for Mahomes till he returns to the line up from injury. Moore has now seen action in three games this season and has thrown three TD’s with no interceptions. The more Moore plays the more confidence the Chiefs’ coaches and players have in him.

Mahomes may be absent but the offense saw great things from the usual suspects last Sunday night with WR Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman scoring touchdowns and a good effort from veteran RB LeSean McCoy. Lost in all the Mahomes chatter was a defense who sacked Packers QB Aaron Rodgers five times. The Chiefs’ defense is also minus a few starters just like the offensive side but still managed to get to Rodgers and keep the game within a single touchdown.

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins is no Aaron Rodgers and will find it tough to lead his team to a win on Sunday. The Chiefs are getting more comfortable with Moore under center along with several new starters playing a big role for the team. Thanks to these facts the Chiefs will deliver what everyone wants a trip back to the WIN column thanks to a home win over the Vikings. That’s What I REID Into It for this week.

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