Bills Drop Their Preseason Opener
NFL preseason games are typically yawners. Neither team wants to show too much of what they have in their arsenal before they begin playing for keeps. And that's pretty much what Buffalo Bills fans got to witness on Thursday night at New Era Field as the Bills lost their preseason opener to the Minnesota Vikings 17-10.
It wasn't until the fourth quarter when the Bills scored their first touchdown of the game when rookie Nathan Peterman hit Dez Lewis on a one yard scoring pass. It finished off a 13-play, 79-yard drive to bring the Bills to within seven points, but that's as close as they would come.
The Bills did get a great chance to tie it when an interception gave the Bills the ball at Minnesota's 30-yard line, but the drive ended with straight incomplete passes.
All three Bills quarterbacks got playing time with the rookie Peterman getting the longest look. He finished 13 of 25 for 112 yards and the one score.
Tyrod Taylor gave the fans a scare when he was helped off the field early in the game for treatment of a knee injury, but he returned to the game and finished 5 of 8 for 46 yards.
The Bills have been working on special teams play during training camp and it looks like they need a whole lot more work. Four penalties were called on the Bills kicking team.
The Bills are at Philadelphia next Thursday night.