The Minnesota Vikings (7-1, 3-1 Away) will be out to add to their winning streak when they travel to take on the Buffalo Bills (6-2, 3-0 Home) at Highmark Stadium on Sunday. The Bills are 3.5-point favorites, and the total is 43.5.
Minnesota is coming off a tight 20-17 win over the Washington Commanders at FedEx Field last Sunday, their sixth consecutive victory. Kirk Cousins threw for 265 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
Dalvin Cook ran 17 times for 47 yards. Justin Jefferson was targeted 13 times, catching seven passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. Buffalo lost 20-17 to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium last Sunday.
Josh Allen was 18 of 34 for 205 yards and two interceptions. He added 86 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Stefon Diggs was targeted 10 times, hauling in five receptions for 93 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since September 2018, a 27-6 win for the Bills.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Vikings are averaging 24.1 points per game for the season, eighth in the NFL, and they are facing a Bills defense that has surrendered 14.8 PPG (1st). Meanwhile, Buffalo has scored 27.5 points a game this season, third in the league, and Minnesota is allowing 20.1 PPG (12th).
The Vikings rank 11th in the league in passing yards per game (254.0) and 24th in rushing (102.0), while the Bills are eighth in passing yards allowed per game (214.4) and sixth against the run (104.9). Buffalo has been one of the league’s top passing teams, averaging 301.4 passing yards per game (3rd), while ranking 13th in rushing yards (124.3). The Vikings are allowing 275.9 passing yards (27th) and 111.3 rushing yards per game (10th).
Through eight games, Kirk Cousins has thrown for 13 touchdowns (6 INT) and 249.9 yards per game to lead Minnesota in passing. In four away games this season, he has six TDs (5 INT) and an average of 233.5 yards passing.
Dalvin Cook leads the team in rushing with an average of 76.0 yards a game over eight games. He has five touchdowns on the ground. Justin Jefferson is the Vikings’ leading receiver with 108.4 yards a game and three TDs.
He is averaging 7.4 receptions on 10.5 targets per game. Josh Allen has 19 passing touchdowns (8 INT) with 300.4 yards per game through eight games to lead Buffalo. In three home games this season, he has thrown for 10 TDs (3 INT) and an average of 319.7 yards.
Josh Allen also leads the team in rushing with an average of 49.0 yards per game. He has four touchdowns on the ground. Stefon Diggs has been a workhorse in the Bills’ aerial attack. He has seven touchdowns and a 107.1 yard per game average through eight appearances. Stefon Diggs is averaging 10.4 targets per game (7.5 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
Minnesota has won three in a row away from home this season. Buffalo is looking to remain unbeaten at home this season.
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
Over 44.5 (-110)
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