A week after the Vikings were blown out of the water by the Philadelphia Eagles, a rival team, the Buffalo Bills, are set to take on the Vikings.
While the Vikings haven’t been able to keep up with the pace of the Bills’ offensive game plan, they’re still coming into their own.
They are 1-1-1 in their last three games against the Vikings, with the win coming over Buffalo on Monday night.
While the Bills have the NFL’s worst rushing attack, their rushing yardage has increased each week against the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings run the ball like a power offense, rushing for a league-high 2,835 yards, the third-highest total in the league.
“We can’t afford to lose any players in the draft,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday night after the loss to the Eagles.
“We need to find our guy and bring him back.”
The Vikings are trying to make up for a loss to New England last season when they were the only team to allow opposing defenses to complete fewer than 20 passes in the first quarter of games.
The Bills, meanwhile, have allowed opponents to complete 20 passes or fewer in the second half of their last six games.
That’s a problem the Vikings have struggled to solve this season.
The team has allowed 20 or fewer points in three of their five games, and they are 1 1/2 games behind the Packers for the NFC North lead.
The next opponent for the Vikings is at home against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night.