BILLS STA­TIS­TICS

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Pass­ing

Bills Opp. Rush­ing Bills Opp. Scor­ing Bills Opp. Att

66 65 Att. 44 60 TD 2 10 Cmp

29 49 Yds 167 3.8 27 226 3.8 22 Rsh Rec Ret 1 4 Pos­ses­sion Avg. To­tal Net Yards Net Yards Rush­ing Avg. Per Game Net Yards Pass­ing Avg. Per Game Yds

279 43.9 492 75.4 Avg Lng TD 1 6 Bills 0 0 Cmp% 1 4 Pts 23 78 Opp. Yds/ Att

4.2 1 7.6 6 Re­ceiv­ing Bills Opp. Int. Bills Opp.

Kick­ing

Bills Opp. TD Int Lng

4 57 0 29 Rec. Yds 29 343 11.8 57 49 516 10.5 29 No. Yds Avg 0 0 0 4 56 14.0

PAT

2/2 9/9

To­tal First Downs Rush­ing

3rd Down Pct. 4th Down/Att. 4th Down Pct. Penal­ties/Yards Sack/ Lost

11/64 4/24 Avg

FG

3/4 3/3 Bills Rtg

40.2 128.8 Lng TD 1 6 TD 0 0

Pts

11 18 Opp. W...SanFran­cisco ...24-16 T at Green Bay 29-29 (OT) Sept. 23 ....... Buf­falo ....... 1 Sept. 27 at L.A. Rams 8:20 Oct. 7 at Philadel­phia 4:25 Oct. 14 ........ Ari­zona ........ 1 Oct. 21 ..... at N.Y. Jets ..... 1 Oct. 28 New Or­leans 8:20 Nov.4 ......... Detroit ......... 1 Nov. 11 ............. Bye ............. Nov. 18 ..... at Chicago ..... 1 Nov.25 ..GreenBay ..8:20 Dec. 2 at New Eng­land 4:25 Dec. 10 ... at Seat­tle ... 8:15 Dec. 16 ......... Miami ......... 1 Dec. 23 ...... at Detroit ...... 1 Dec. 30 ...... Chicago ....... 1 Bills (0-2) at Vik­ings (1-0-1)

Sun­day, 1 p.m. ET, U.S. Bank Sta­dium, Min­neapo­lis

TV: CBS

Danny Sheri­dan’s by 17

Bills’ keys to vic­tory: In a matchup as lopsided as this one, Buf­falo needs to force lots of turnovers and not com­mit any. The Bills looked more com­pe­tent in Week 2, outscor­ing the Charg­ers 14-3 in the sec­ond half. Rookie QB Josh Allen threw for 245 yards, 1 touch­down and 2 in­ter­cep­tions. If he turns the ball over against an elite de­fense, Min­nesota’s of­fense prob­a­bly will cap­i­tal­ize. Buf­falo will need to play mis­take-free foot­ball and get some luck to pull off the up­set.

Vik­ings’ keys to vic­tory: While the offensive line has been sus­pect, it would be huge if C Pat Elflein (shoul­der, an­kle) can re­turn for this game. Af­ter Daniel Carl­son, a 2018 fifth-round draft pick, missed three field goal tries, in­clud­ing two in over­time, against Green Bay, Min­nesota im­me­di­ately signed for­mer Cow­boy Dan Bai­ley. Bai­ley’s ex­pe­ri­ence could sta­bi­lize the po­si­tion. In ad­di­tion, Ste­fon Diggs and Adam Thie­len are the best one-two wide re­ceiver punch in the league and should cre­ate night­mares for a Buf­falo de­fense that has al­lowed 78 points in the first two weeks.

Matchup to watch: Bills RB LeSean McCoy vs. Vik­ings’ front seven. The for­mer Pro Bowler has 61 rush­ing yards through the first two weeks. Things won’t get eas­ier against Ever­son Grif­fen, Lin­val Joseph, Shel­don Richard­son and Anthony Barr.

Who wins? The Bills are nav­i­gat­ing their way through a tough sea­son with a rookie quar­ter­back, and their chal­lenges will be even more dif­fi­cult on the road against a much more tal­ented team.

Vik­ings, 30-10

Kyle Ratke

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