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Bills vs. Vikings live chat, NFL preseason Week 2: second half open thread

Kevin Kolb gets the start tonight against the Minnesota Vikings as he tries to make his case for the starting quarterback job. We're talking about the first half of Bills/Vikings right here.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Kevin Kolb was lackluster for most of the the first half as were the Minnesota Vikings. Despite piling up multiple penalties, the Buffalo Bills hold a 13-3 advantage at the half.

Buffalo's first score came on a bad snap to Vikings quarterback Matt Cassell that Jamie Blatnick covered for a touchdown. Mike Pettine's defense also has three sacks on the game as the pressure has been dialed up. Jerry Hughes had two and Marcell Dareus provided the other QB hit.

On offense, Kolb played the entire first half and led two successful drives near the end of the half netting a pair of field goals from Dustin Hopkins inside the 1:15-mark. It's expected that EJ Manuel will start the second half. Kolb leaves with one interception Kevin Elliot was carted off the field with a leg injury sustained on kick coverage while Chris Hogan and Marcus Easley both saw some time with the first team offense with Da'Rick Rogers on the sideline.

Buffalo will need to improve on their nine penalties in the first half but they will get the ball in Manuel's hand on the third quarter kickoff. Chat it up below!