Minnesota 38, Buffalo 14

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 5, 2010
WHERE: Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jerome Boger
ATTENDANCE: 64012

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Buffalo 7 0 0 7 14
Minnesota 7 24 0 7 38

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 2-10 1-5 1-5 L2
Minnesota 5-7 4-2 1-5 W2

Recap

Adrian Peterson rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns and Tarvaris Jackson and came in for an injured Brett Favre and threw for two scores as the Minnesota Vikings thrashed the Buffalo Bills, 38-14, on Sunday.

Sidney Rice had his best game since returning from a hip injury with five catches for 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Vikings (5-7).

Favre suffered a shoulder injury on his first pass attempt of the game.

Jackson got off to a rough start when his second series ended with an interception being returned for a touchdown, but that was about all the good news for the Bills (2-10) in the first half.

Jackson found Rice for a 31-yard score on the ensuing possession to tie the game at 7-7 and Minnesota took over from there.

Peterson scored twice in the second quarter, capitalizing on a fumbled kickoff by Buffalo to take the lead and adding another score four minutes later.

Jackson found Rice for a 6-yard score three minutes after that and Ryan Longwell added a field goal to make it 31-7 at the break. The Bills managed 41 total yards in the first half.

Peterson broke free for a 43-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter to end any doubt.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Buffalo   Minnesota
Fred Jackson Player Adrian Peterson
11 Attempts 16
42 Yards 107
3.8 Avg Yards 6.7
0 Touchdowns 3
12 Long 43
Receiving
Buffalo   Minnesota
Lee Evans Player Sidney Rice
3 Receptions 5
72 Yards 105
24.0 Avg Yards 21.0
0 Touchdowns 2
26 Long 46

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Buffalo 239 84 155 2 0 4 1.0 0
Minnesota 387 210 177 5 1 1 1.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against N.Y. Giants . The Vikings have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Bills have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .167 after a loss.
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