Aug 7, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Jaye Howard (96) pressures Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Matt Scott (8) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 41-39. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Jaye Howard sacks Matt Cassel for a safety (GIF)

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Although you can’t take too much away from the preseason, if there is any game that matters, it is the third preseason game.

That’s why the Minnesota Vikings’ first series against the Kansas City Chiefs was very promising. They marched 97 yards on just five plays.  They gained 44 yards on their first four players, which is obviously excellent. Then Matt Cassel found Cordarrelle Patterson for a 53-yard touchdown. Patterson used his excellent speed to burn the defense for the score, which you can watch here.

Their second drive didn’t go as well. Cassel dropped back to pass in the end zone and was sacked by Jaye Howard. Cassel fumbled the ball out of the end zone for a safety.

You can watch the play below.

Stay tuned to FanSided as we get you ready for the start of the 2014 football season over the next few weeks. College Football will kickoff on August 28, headlined by games between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies and the Boise State Broncos and Ole Miss Rebels while the pros will start their regular season a week later when the world champion Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers.

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