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Vikings vs. Bills Pregame Thread

Post by Cliff » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:46 pm

EAGAN, Minn. — After a weird, wild and wacky tie against the Packers on Sunday, the Vikings now turn their attention to their first interconference game of the 2018 season.

Minnesota will host Buffalo on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at noon (CT).

The Vikings staged a furious rally at the end of regulation against Green Bay but neither team could score in overtime as the game ended in a 29-29 tie.

Minnesota is now 1-0-1 on the season as it prepares to welcome winless Buffalo to town.
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Re: Vikings vs. Bill's Pregame Thread

Post by Cliff » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:40 am

Should be a win but these kinds of games make me nervous!
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Post by mansquatch » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:01 am

This is a classic "Trap Game" especially with TNF in LA looming against the current NFC media darling Rams. Zimmer seems to do a decent job of keeping his squad focused for games like this though. The "egg laying" games have usually been against more quality opposition.

Heck as fan this is an easy one to overlook. The TNF game is by FAR the more intriguing match up.
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Re: Vikings vs. Bill's Pregame Thread

Post by Fat Stupid Loser » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:16 am

mansquatch wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:01 am
This is a classic "Trap Game" especially with TNF in LA looming against the current NFC media darling Rams. Zimmer seems to do a decent job of keeping his squad focused for games like this though. The "egg laying" games have usually been against more quality opposition.

Heck as fan this is an easy one to overlook. The TNF game is by FAR the more intriguing match up.
And McVey has a bit of experience with Kirk. Didn't help last year though as the Skins got most of their rushing yards last season in that one game. As good as their D line is, you can run downhill on them. They added Suh this year, right? So who knows.
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Re: Vikings vs. Bills Pregame Thread

Post by dead_poet » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:43 pm

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Through two games, the #Bills are allowing scores on 50% of opponents' drives and forcing turnovers on on 3.8% of opponents' drives. Both are league worst.

They have also scored the second fewest points and are tied for the most points allowed.
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Re: Vikings vs. Bills Pregame Thread

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:18 pm

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For the life of me I don't know why people keep hiring Leslie Frasier. He is a worthless coach and his schemes are so outdated.
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Re: Vikings vs. Bills Pregame Thread

Post by raddmann » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:24 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:
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For the life of me I don't know why people keep hiring Leslie Frasier. He is a worthless coach and his schemes are so outdated.
Ditto for Norv Turner.
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Post by PacificNorseWest » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:19 pm

"Any given Sunday." Vikings should win this. I don't even care if it's ugly because they're playing down or looking ahead...Just win.
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:17 pm

Vegas seems to think the Vikings will win. When was the last time the Vikings were favored by 16?
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Re: Vikings vs. Bills Pregame Thread

Post by PacificNorseWest » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:25 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:
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Vegas seems to think the Vikings will win. When was the last time the Vikings were favored by 16?
I don't know...I don't want to. They probably lost. :lol:
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:35 pm

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Re: Vikings vs. Bills Pregame Thread

Post by StumpHunter » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:47 pm

Kind of think they should sit Diggs, Cousins and Cook for this one. I don't remember a game that looked this easy on paper.
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Re: Vikings vs. Bills Pregame Thread

Post by PacificNorseWest » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:09 pm

StumpHunter wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Kind of think they should sit Diggs, Cousins and Cook for this one. I don't remember a game that looked this easy on paper.

No way, man. If they want to sit then they need to jump out quick and be up by 30+ heading into the 4th quarter.
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Re: Vikings vs. Bills Pregame Thread

Post by PacificNorseWest » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:09 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:35 pm
Good for us...sucks for them. :lol:
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Re: Vikings vs. Bills Pregame Thread

Post by Rhodes Closed » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:32 pm

The only way I see all the first-stringers sitting out is if we have a score of at least 35+ going late into the third.

I'm not a betting man though, but with how depleted and limp Buffalo's defense is, Cousins should have no problems having a career day against them. Maybe I'm overly optimistic, but I'm predicting a 450 yard, 5 TD day for Capt. Kirk on route to a 16-44 win. That's my best case scenario. Worst case we still win but 23-28.

Maybe I'm drinking the purple kool-aid but that's my prediction. :lol:
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