Week 1 Minnesota Vikings vs Buffalo Bills Preseason 2017

Minnesota Vikings vs Buffalo Bills Preseason 2017: Game Analysis & Prediction

Minnesota Vikings vs Buffalo Bills Preseason
Minnesota Vikings vs Buffalo Bills Preseason 2017

Bills & Vikings, two of oldest NFL teams, suffering play off drought for more than 15 years. Both teams capable of cutting a marvelous figure in NFL season games have met and fought against each other several times. The two teams have met each other 13 times, with the Buffalo Bills winning 5 games and the Minnesota Vikings winning 8 games.  Before checking out Minnesota Vikings vs Buffalo Bills Preseason 2017 game analysis and prediction, let’s take a look at the teams individually.

Buffalo Bills

Since 1960, Buffalo Bills have played professional competitive football in NFL with dignity and honor. the team has made four super bowl appearances with previous 2 league championships so far.  However, Bills couldn’t show their usual caliber last season. They ranked 3rd in AFC East and ended up being 27th in over all NFL team standing.  This season is thus more important to bring lost glory for the Bills. See Bills’ 2016 season record.

Bills 2016 Season Record:

  • Stats: 10-6
  • Wins: Jets. Broncos, Bucs, Jets, Saints, Chargers, Patriots, Colts, Dolphins, Dolphins
  • Losses: Panthers, Falcons, Bengals, Raiders, Chiefs, Patriots

See Bills  Season Highlights 2016

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings last appeared at super bowl in 1976. Since then, they couldn’t come to the piercing game its predecessor used to play. The 60 years old NFL team made it to conference championship three times only.  They got ranked 3rd as well in NFC North and ranked 18th in NFL team ranking 2016. See last season record of the Vikings.

Viking 2016 Season Record: 

  • Stats:10-6
  • Wins: Saints, Bucs, Lions, Bears, Ravens, Browns, Rams, Panthers, Bengals, Bears
  • Losses: Steelers, Packers, Redskins, Lions, Falcons, Packers

Also, see  Vinkings Season Highlights 2016

Vikings vs Bills Preseason Schedule 2017

Bills open its 2017 season at home against Viking. Minnesota Vikings vs Buffalo Bills Preseason 2017 game to be held on August, 10. fox sports will telecast the game live. See Bills game Live options to watch Minnesota Vikings vs Buffalo Bills Preseason week 1  game.

See also Buffalo Bills Full Game Schedule 2017.

Last Five Game: Vikings vs  Bills

The following is a list of last regular season and postseason games played between the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings. Out of last five games, Bills won three with big margins. Hence bills are considered a bit better. Let’s take a look at last Vikings vs  Bills game.

  • Oct 19, 2014: Bills defeated Vikings by  17-16 at Ralph Wilson Stadium
  • Dec 05, 2010:  Vikings defeated Bills by  38-14 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Jan 01, 2006:  Bills defeated Vikings by  17-12 at Ralph Wilson Stadium
  • Sep 15, 2002:  Bills defeated Vikings by 45-39 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Oct 22, 2000: Vikings defeated Bills by  31-27 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

 

2017 Vikings vs Bills Preseason Game Prediction

Both Bills and Vikings don’t often meet & play games together since they are from different division. Besides they have not qualified to play off for more an era. hence no rivalry begot between the teams. Though have so far met 13 times in last 46 years with Viking leads the all time series by 8-5, there is still 50-50 chances for both of them to win Week 1 Minnesota Vikings vs Buffalo Bills Preseason game at New Era Field, NY. Thus Vikings vs Bills Preseason Game Prediction goes neutral.

Vikings vs Bills Game Highlights 2017

 

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Best Buffalo Bills Players 2017

Top 10 Best Buffalo Bills Players 2017

 

Best Buffalo Bills Players 2017
Best Buffalo Bills Players 2017

The definition of victory is subject to situations. For other teams, it may mean seizing away the Super Bowl. But then there are Buffalo Bills suffering a 17 years drought for playoffs. For them, even qualifying for the playoffs would be miraculous. Let’s check out who are the Top 10 Best Buffalo Bills Players 2017.

Yes, Buffalo Bills failed to qualify for playoffs last year as well. But that doesn’t mean they were totally out of moments. The team still played some amazing games before wrapping up the season with a record of 7-9. The team has gone through some major changes in staff and hopes to make it through the next time around.

Here are the top 10 Buffalo Bills players of 2017 who can make the side achieve what is due for long.

1. LeSean McCoy

The rushing attack is the center of Buffalo Bills play. That makes ‘Shady’ aka LeSean McCoy the most important player for the season. McCoy had a great last season. Despite a game less and three other limited appearances, he has 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns for the season. A complete season would have let him a record. Shady also made it to Pro Bowl but failed to appear owing to an injury.

2. Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams played all his 11 seasons for Buffalo Bills. Williams is important for the defense of the side. This is one player that gets better with age and his last season with the Bills was unexpected. He finished the season with 5.0 sacks, 64 tackles, and seven stuff. After the end of rumors about his retirement, his presence would be crucial for the team’s defense.

3. Tyrod Taylor

If Buffalo Bills wants to make it to the playoffs this time, Taylor had to be with them. He’s been the best Bills quarterback for the past 20 years. But again, Bills are desperate to enter the playoffs.Sitting quietly with 6,257 yards and 37 touchdowns, Taylor would certainly be eyeing 10000 yards, 50 touchdowns, and playoffs for his side.

4. Lorenzo Alexander

Alexander could be another player who can make a difference for Bills this time. At least his run last season suggests that. He finished the last season leading the side with 12.5 sacks and stood second with 10 tackles for loss. He made it to the Pro Bowl for the first time and won the MVP as well. The linebacker would be crucial for Bills defense.

5. Zach Brown

Brown played four seasons for Titans before he joined Bills in 2016. In his 49 games for Titans, he recorded 261 tackles, 13 pass defense, ten sacks, six interceptions, and two forced fumbles. Brown finished the last season with 149 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and 4 sacks. Furthermore, he was the AFC Defensive Player of the Week and even made it through to the Pro Bowls. Looking at his current form, he seems to be what Bills need this season.

6. Richie Incognito

Another key player for the side would be Richie Incognito. Richie with another amazing season made his second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance. Richie would be the biggest support to McCoy with his strong blocking abilities. The man hasn’t missed a single game in last two years, and that makes him the most dependable player for the season.

7. Jerome Felton

After a disappointing season in 2015, Felton shined for his side in 2016. In his 15 games the last season he produced 13 rushing yards, 6 receptions, and 57 receiving yards. However, the impact he made on the field makes him a player whose value isn’t justified by stats. He was consistently successful in opening holes for the running games. Bills would be expecting even better of him this season.

8. Cordy Glenn

The starting left tackle Cordy Glenn is really important for the Bills offense. He was also named the 22nd best overall offensive tackle in NFL and 8th in blocking efficiency in 2016. Bills want Glenn to prove his worth this time and take them to the playoffs.

9. Stephon Gilmore

Since his inception in the team, Gilmore was lined up as the number one cornerback on the side. Gilmore totaled 61 tackles and one interception. Gilmore finished the season with 5 interceptions, which is his career high figure. He also earned a Pro Bowl for the season.

10. Mike Gillislee

Gillislee is another promising player with the intent he displayed last season. As a running back for the side, he rushed 577 yards on 101 carries. He completed 9 receptions for 50 yards. Gillislee’s average of 5.7 yards per carrying was the most in the NFL for the season.

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Seattle Seahawks vs Buffalo Bills Review Highlights 2016

Bills Stumbles to Seahawks by 25 – 31

The two teams had met 12 times before this game, and Seattle held an advantage of beating Bills 7-5, and the odds were to the advantage of Seattle, which still won. Check out Buffalo Bills vs Seattle Seahawks Review Highlights 2016.

Game Analysis 

The Monday night clash saw Seattle Seahawks (5-2-1) beat Buffalo Bills (4-5)  at the at CenturyLink Field. This helped Seahawk move up to number 2 in the NFC spot, with the 31-25 win. Seahawks’ attacks were mainly by Jimmy Graham and Russell Wilson. This might have been statistically the most dominant game that Jimmy Graham played since he became a Seahawk, evidence that Seahawks have learned to trust him. He indeed made the difference in the performance that his team showed. Receiver Paul Richardson  saying,

“Jimmy is a human highlight reel.

I believe when the ball is even in his direction, he’s bound to make something special happen.”

Kam Chancellor and Micheal Bennet, on the other hand, were the most inactive players on the Seahawks’ side.

Christine Micheal performed a 2-yard TD run that saw the Bills take an early lead.
The game was a comeback for quarterback Rusell Wilson. He had been hampered by injuries all year long, but his game was like his old self  Running back C.J. Prosise commented on this saying that it was evident that  there was a little different in that game, which was in their offense, adding that “We’re really excited

“We’re really excited about what’s coming forward.”

Some game analysts had however claimed that Wilson would be the weakness that Bills would use to defeat Seahawks.

 Last 5 Games: Buffalo Bills vs Seattle Seahawks Review Highlights 2016

The table below shows the Bills gave head to Head fight against the Ravens at the last game since the status quo of last five games is in favor of the Seahawks.

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  2.  Dec 16, 2012:  
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  4.  Nov 28, :  
  5.  Nov 11, :  

Teams’ Remarks

Controversy on this week’s game came with Bills’ field goal attempt. This was after jumping offside by Richard Sherman. Since the referee failed to blow the whistle, Sherman continued, touching the ball and roughing Dan Carpenter. However, Bills’ head coach Rex Ryan had not penalized Sherman for this. Commenting after the game, Sherman defended himself telling ESPN’s Lisa Salters kept playing on until it was blown. He added that he went straight after the ball, not Carpenter. He added that once the ball is tipped while paling, the rule that applies is that there is no flag.

After the game, Coach Pete Carroll acknowledged that this was not the performance that everyone expected from them, implying the injuries of Russell Wilson, Thomas Rawls, Kam Chancellor and Michael Bennett had affected the quality of their play. This, he added, had carried on for the past 8 weeks. It was evident at the struggling running game all along, and the continuous presence of defense in the field. However, even with the bending of the defense, it did not break.

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Percy Harvin

Life of Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin
Percy Harvin, Bills

 

Percy Harvin was born to William Percival Harvin and Linda Chesapeake in 1988 May 28, his full names are William Percy Harvin. He lived with his mother and sister after his father passed away. Linda had a daycare facility at their home where Harvin helped to care for the children. She also worked in Virginia at Princess Anne High school where she ran track and after a while, she coached the tracks team. Percy Harvin’s sister also ran track at Eastern Michigan University and Salem High School.

Harvin was very gifted from childhood which was noticed when he played football at the age of six years. When he was 13, he played in Pop Warner football team and led the team to national championship.

Date of birth: May 28, 1988 (age 29
Place of birth: esapeake, Virginia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)

 

High School Career

Harvin’s career kicked off when he was still a young boy at the age of six and played from the Warner team to the Nationals. His high school career started at Landstown High school where he was noted to have very high speed in the field still a freshman. He had a speed of 4.32 seconds in the 40-yard dash for freshmen. He joined the Landstown Eagles and they won 14-0. In his high school career, Harvin also participated in US Army Bowl. Percy Harvin received the National Junior player of the year award in 2005. The Rivals.com ranked Harvin as the overall junior player and second by the scouts.com.

Despite the many accomplishments, Harvin received a one-year suspension when he was in high school for poor conduct himself as a sportsman. Despite these, Harvin remained the top scorer high school athlete with 77 scores and is the first player to win five gold medals since 1936.

Professional Career:

Harvin finished his college career as the highest rated and most offensive player in the school’s history. He had a total of 13 touchdowns and 133 catches and was the first ever in University of Florida rushing one hundred yards and receiving 100 in the same game in 2007. Harvin has played for several teams; in 2009, he played for the Minnesota Vikings, in 2013 for the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets in 2014, and Buffalo Bills in 2015 and 2016.

Recently as mentioned above he played for the Buffalos where he finished his season with 19 catches for 218 yards and 5attempts in 31 rushing yards. His last award was the Pepsi Rookie of the year in 2009. Harvin has played 70 games and started 60.

Bills Percy Harvin with a Huge 51-Yard For Bills 

Career Statistics:

Below goes the Receiving Stats of Percy Harvin

  • 2014  Seattle Seahawks  (133 YDS)
  • 2015 Buffalo Bills (218 YDS)
  • 2016 Buffalo Bills (06 YDS)

His Retirement

Harvin first announced his retirement on 15 April 2016 from the National Football League (NFL) saying that he needed time to recover from injuries but he did not get possible returns. When he came back on 7 November 2016, he played against his former team the Seattle Seahawks. He began to experience migraines keeping him out of two major games and ended up in the reserve. Percy Harvin announced his second retirement on 17 March 2017 due to the same migraines that led to his first retirement.

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