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.
Amidst growing public pressure, the Minnesota Vikings have changed course and deactivated Adrian Peterson, placing him on the exempt/commissioner's permission list and making him unavailable for the foreseeable future.
It really was a closer game than the final score indicated. The Bills lost their second straight pre-season game Friday night to the Minnesota Vikings 36 to 14. It doesn't matter if you lose by a point, or 50, it's still a loss. But in the pre-season it just doesn't matter. There's no game plan. The coaches simply want to see as many players in game situations as possible.