The Buffalo Bills are getting ready to host the Minnesota Vikings at Highmark Stadium this afternoon. It's just the second 1 pm home game so far this regular season.

The Bills are still atop the AFC standings at 6-2, holding a tiebreaker over the Kansas City Chiefs with a head-to-head victory.

However, the fan morale was not high this week in light of the 20-17 loss against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Not only that, but Bills quarterback Josh Allen was injured on the final drive of the game.

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It was a right elbow injury for Allen and more specifically, the ulnar collateral ligament, but luckily for Bills fans, Allen will in fact be playing in today's game.

The Bills did not elevate quarterback Matt Barkley before Saturday's 4 pm deadline, which gave us a pretty good indication Allen would be active and play in today's game.

However, the Bills won't have a few starters on defense.

Safety Jordan Poyer and edge rusher Greg Rousseau are out, as is rookie cornerback Kaiir Elam.

Cornerback Tre'Davious White is also inactive, which comes a surprise to some Bills fans (many, actually).

Here are the rest of the inactives.

Tremaine Edmunds is active, as is Matt Milano, after he missed last week's game with a quad injury.

The Bills will be facing one of the league's best offenses, as Minnesota has found its passing grove under new head coach Kevin O'Connell.

The Vikings have one of the top two or three best receivers in the NFL with Justin Jefferson and also have one of the league's best running backs, Dalvin Cook; along with the likes of wide receiver Adam Thielen and newly-acquired tight end, T.J. Hockenson.

The Bills offense will have to step up and make sure to score enough points to help out their banged-up defense.

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