View game action images as the Vikings took on the Chiefs at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Harrison Butker hit a 44-yard field goal as time expired to topple the Vikings 26-23 and cap a fourth-quarter comeback by the Chiefs.
Kansas City was explosive, even without starting quarterback Pat Mahomes.
Tyreek Hill caught a 40-yard touchdown in the first quarter and added a 41-yard catch in the fourth quarter to set up a game-tying 54-yard field goal by Butker.
The Chiefs recovered a fumble by Matt Moore on each of the two drives ended by Butker's game-tying and winning kicks. Moore finished 25-of-35 for 275 yards with a touchdown and passer rating of 103.9.
Hill led all receivers with 140 yards on six receptions. Sammy Watkins added 63 yards on seven catches, and Travis Kelce added 62 yards on six catches, including a 20-yard gain on second-and-24 on the final drive.
Minnesota was inconsistent, particularly on offense.
Adam Thielen returned to the lineup after missing Minnesota's Week 8 game, but he left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury.
Kirk Cousins completed 19 of 38 passes for 220 yards. He threw three touchdowns and finished with a passer rating of 94.2, but there are multiple misses that he'd like to have back.
Laquon Treadwell led the Vikings with a career-high 58 yards on three receptions. Dalvin Cook had 45 yards on four catches, and C.J. Ham added 37. Stefon Diggs was limited to one reception for four yards.
Cook led Minnesota with 71 rushing yards on 21 carries, but the Vikings only totaled 96 rushing yards on the day.
Minnesota fell to 6-3, and Kansas City improved to 6-3 on the season.
Q1, 8:21 remaining
Chiefs 7, Vikings 0
Tyreek Hill catches a 40-yard pass from Matt Moore (Harrison Butker kicks PAT) [7 plays, 67 yards, 3:15 time of possession]
Deep threat: One play after a deep target to Hill was broken up by Harrison Smith, Kansas City tried again, and Hill was able to get behind Trae Waynes for his 20th career touchdown of at least 40 yards (13 receiving, 2 rushing, 4 punt return, one kickoff return).
Q1, 2:50 remaining
Chiefs 7, Vikings 7
Bisi Johnson catches a 4-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Bailey kicks PAT) [12 plays, 75 yards, 5:31 time of possession]
Picking up 3*rd* downs: The Vikings were just 3-for-9 on third downs in the first half. All three conversions occurred on the drive. Laquon Treadwell had gains of 26 and 13 to convert third-and-7 and third-and-11, respectively, before Cousins found Johnson on third-and-goal.
Q2, 4:34 remaining
Chiefs 10, Vikings 7
Butker kicks a 24-yard field goal [17 plays, 85 yards, 8:56 time of possession]
Red zone stand: After a one-handed grab by Sammy Watkins gained 17, Moore found Travis Kelce for 10 more to the Minnesota 26-yard line, the Vikings got stingy. Even though Kansas City ran 10 more plays, the Chiefs stalled at the 6-yard line.
Q2, 0:06 remaining
Chiefs 10, Vikings 10
Bailey kicks a 29-yard field goal [12 plays, 57 yards, 1:36 time of possession]
Overturned: Treadwell had a reception of 19 that helped move Minnesota into field goal range. The play was initially ruled as offensive pass interference, but the call was overturned after a review by officials.
Q3, 2:50 remaining
Vikings 16, Chiefs 10
Ameer Abdullah catches a 16-yard pass from Cousins (PAT is wide left) [5 plays, 38 yards, 3:01 time of possession]
Waltzing in: The Vikings capitalized on a pair of mistakes by the Chiefs. After a fumble by Mecole Hardman on the opening kickoff of the second half, Minnesota scored five plays later when Kansas City had a missed assignment on defense, leaving Abdullah wide open to waltz in for his first touchdown with the Vikings.
Q3, 6:13 remaining
Chiefs 17, Vikings 16
Damien Williams rushes for a 91-yard touchdown (Butker kicks PAT) [2 plays, 97 yards, 0:48 time of possession]
Long gone: Williams made it through the line untouched, and showed his speed that was only matched by Hill on the play.
Q3, 0:30 remaining
Chiefs 20, Vikings 16
Butker kicks a 45-yard field goal [7 plays, 39 yards, 2:58 time of possession]
Well-timed blitz: The Vikings executed an effective blitz on third-and-12 to force the throw to come out early on third-and-12.
Q4, 10:59 remaining
Vikings 23, Chiefs 20
Kyle Rudolph catches a 3-yard pass from Cousins (Bailey kicks PAT) [11 plays, 79 yards, 4:31 time of possession]
Chef's selection: Dalvin Cook gained 12 and 7 on consecutive runs when the Vikings went with a little bit of tempo. He also turned a screen pass into a 22-yard gain.
Vikings 23, Chiefs 23
Butker kicks a 54-yard field goal [8 plays, 38 yards, 4:05]
Bouncing back: After a 41-yard reception by Hill, the Vikings forced negative plays with a tackle for loss by Everson Griffen and a sack by Harrison Smith to stop the Chiefs momentum.
Chiefs 26, Vikings 23
Butker kicks a 44-yard field goal [5 plays, 19 yards, 1:47]
Good then bad: The Vikings created a loss of 14 on the first play of the drive that began at the Minnesota 45-yard line, but then gave up a 20-yard pass to Kelce and 10-yarder to Hill to allow the Chiefs well within Butker's range.