Vikings continue their progression
MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings have shown plenty of potential since coach Mike Zimmer took over last year. Signs of progress can come in ugly performances, too, such as Sunday's victory over the Chiefs.
Minnesota — bailed out by a persistent defense, three field goals by Blair Walsh and another big game by rookie wide receiver Stefon Diggs — held on.
"No win in this league is going to come easy. You get an easy win, you're a lucky team," said Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who threw two interceptions. Diggs had seven catches for 129 yards; he has 13 for 216 the past two weeks.
Alex Smith's 42-yard touchdown pass to receiver Albert Wilson in the fourth quarter pulled the Chiefs within three points, but it wasn't enough for Kansas City, which netted 51 yards in the first half. It found a rhythm after the break with five receptions for 88 yards by tight end Travis Kelce.