View from parts unknown:
It's a Vikings Sunday, that means BMTN will track the game as it goes on, including observations from those covering it.
We're not in the Metrodome this week, but in a secluded location far, far away from Arrowhead Stadium. Does this photo set the scene or not? In fact, all we would need is a working outhouse and we could call ourselves Packer fans:
11:31: Fox Sports feature on undefeated Lions vs. Cowboys, and the great start of Matthew Stafford. Which brings up a question Vikings fans probably have never pondered: Which team do you think will win the Super Bowl first: Detroit or Minnesota?
11:40: Best tweet so far, from Pioneer Press: "McNabb and Berrian just connected on a 15-yarder. In practice. Hey, it's a start." Berrian, by the way, tells his side of the story.
11:48: Really good Live Chat here from KFAN good-guy A.J. Mansour, plus spiffy game preview.
11:54:In case you were interested: Brett Favre jerseys only half-off at VikingsFanShop.com? Not exactly a bargain!
11:59:Right before the game: FOX-9 giving us the hard-court-press on new/old anchor Randy Meier. We noticed hair follicle No. 672.3 was out of place in promo. Kidding!
12:01: Having out-of-body experience as ex-Gophers coach Tim Brewster is introduced as sideline reporter.
12:02: Percy Harvin takes it out to the 20 as Game 4 is under way.
12:04: Three rapid-fire tweets regarding Coach Brew on sidelines:
Minnesota Sports: "Tim Brewster as the hot sideline chick doesn't really work for me."
Dave Schwartz: "The words every #Vikingsfan loves to hear...'Now let's go down to Tim Brewster'"
Mike Rose:"Tim Brewster on the sidelines? Gus Johnson in the booth? Pinch me, I'm dreaming."
12:15: Chiefs 3, Vikings 0: Chiefs take lead on Ryan Succop's 40-yard field goal. First time Vikings have trailed in first half all year. First time K.C. has led in a game all year.
12:24: Bernard Berrian makes a catch! Wait! Holding! 10-yard penalty. Oh well. See ya next Sunday Bernie.
12:30: Vikings 7, Chiefs 3: Donovan McNabb threads needle as a diving Devin Aromashodu catches 34-yard pass in end zone.
12:39: No First Quarter StatSheet in our palms today. So, here's a random fact from the Vikings 2011 Team Guide: Most Consecutive Games Won (Including Postseason) 12, 1969.
12:49: First tweet of day from KFAN/BMTN's Tiny Joe Nelson: "Earth to Musgrave... give the ball to Adrian Peterson when you need 1-yard." Agreed.
12:50: Vikings pick up first down on 4th-and-3, clutch catch by Shiancoe. Next play, AP fumbles. Chiefs take over. But: Refs reverse ruling because AP had knee down first.
12:57: Chiefs get rock anyway as McNabb is picked off.
12:58: Gives us time to insert photo of Tiny Joe. Head slightly cut off, but you get the idea:
1:05: Vikings 7, Chiefs 6: Succop FG from 24-yards out gets KC two within one point after interception.
1:06: Nice tweet from KSTP's Joe Schmit: "The Vikings are starting to play like this is the second half."
1:17: Better one from PiPress' Brian Murphy: "I imagine the 0.07 percent of the country watching the Chiefs-Vikings game on Channel 4896093 are passed out in their hamburger helper."
1:18: Most everyone in Twitter-verse arguing that McNabb is having rough day. At least one contributor charges that No. 5 is drunk.
1:19: Allen gets key sack, welcome back to K.C. No. 69.
1:23: Chiefs 9, Vikings 7: Succop hits third FG of day, a 51-yarder as time expires in first half.
1:24: Boy, it's nice outside. Anyone inside watching this game needs serious therapy.
1:39: As second half begins, no one will fault you for watching Super Bowl IV in its entirety instead:
1:45: Vikings 10, Chiefs 9: Ryan Longwell's 33-yard field goal gives Purple lead once again.
1:52: Tiny Joe Nelson checks in again with this tweet: "Gus Johnson's creep factor just went way up... pretty sure he just laughed and said, 'That was nice' watching a cheerleader."
1:58: Chiefs 12, Vikings 10: Ryan Succop nails is fourth FG of the day, a 54-yarder -- the longest of his career.
2:08: No First Half Stat Sheet in our hands, but here's another fun fact from Vikings 2011 Team Guide: Kicker Fred Cox is all-time leading scorer for Vikings: 1,365 points over 14-year career. Cris Carter is next, with 670 points.
2:10: Chiefs 15, Vikings 10: Succop's fifth FG of the afternoon stretches K.C.'s lead to five with seconds to go in third quarter.
2:12: Coach Brew (for FOX) on sideline: "Big drive for Minnesota. They gotta answer the bell of Kansas City's challenge" Very insightful.
2:18: Bell not answered. Drive ends. Vikes punt from 11-yard-line.
2:22: Chiefs 22, Vikings 10: Matt Cassell to Dwayne Bowe on a 52-yard TD pass as K.C. pulls away.
2:29: Fourth and 14, Bernard Berrian makes clutch catch for first down, his first of the day.
2:34: Chiefs 22, Vikings 17: McNabb hits Michael Jenkins for 1-yard TD pass. One possession game again.
2:45: Two-minute warning. Vikings driving for possible winning touchdown?
2:52: Nope. Drive stalls at 41-yard-line.
2:57: Final: Chiefs 22, Vikings 17: Minnesota falls to 0-4 on the season.
3:03: Last word from KFAN's Tiny Joe, tweeting: "Soooooo disappointing!"