MINNEAPOLIS MN - DECEMBER 05: Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings sacks Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills at the Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 5 2010 in Minneapolis Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Boy was that bad. The Buffalo Bills were outplayed in nearly every facet of the game today in a 38-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
The defense played well early. Arthur Moats knocked Brett Favre out on the third play of the game. Drayton Florence had two picks in the first quarter, the second of which he returned for a 7-0 lead. It was all downhill from there and by halftime the Vikings had a comfortable lead. The Vikings scored the next 38 points and were up 31-7 at the break and with the Bills offense sputtering there was not much doubt in the outcome.
The biggest long-term news from the game was the continuation of the Bills' injury woes. Geoff Hangartner was knocked out with a knee injury in the first half. With backup center Eric Wood already sidelined with his own injury Kraig Urbik slid over to center. Urbik himself was injured later in the second half and Andy Levitre finished the game at the pivot. The injuries meant Cordaro Howard was reinserted back into the lineup and Ed Wang received his first playing time in an NFL uniform. Donte Whitner was also injured in the game.
Have at it Bills fans. It would have been nice to talk about a big win this week with Brian gone.