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BDC 8/20: Bills vs. Vikings Recap

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on August 20, 2012 – 10:00 am

–The Bills played their second game of the 2012 preseason Friday on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.  Although Buffalo lost, 36-14, the first team offense was able to score on their first possession of the second quarter. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick found WR Donald Jones with a short pass down the middle for a touchdown. On the second team offense’s first possession of the second half, Bills RB Tashard Choice found the endzone with a 1-yard run to bring the Bills within two of the Vikings. A couple of late interceptions would seal the win for the Vikings. The team returns to One Bills Drive to prepare for a Saturday night at home versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

 –The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has released DE Shawne Merriman.

Bills head coach Chan Gailey
On QB Vince Young’s performance against the Vikings:
“Vince did a good job, he hit the big pass. Made a check out there and got us in a good spot to score the TD. Tyler (Thigpen) had done good until he threw the interception. The last two throws were not good throws. But up until that, he had done pretty well. You’d have to say Vince came out a little bit ahead tonight.”


Bills RB Tashard Choice ran in a touchdown on a 1-yard carry in the third quarter bringing the team within two points (16-14).

Bills DE Marcell Dareus sacked Vikings QB Christian Ponder for a loss of 3-yards.

BillsWR Donald Jones had a 31-yard touchdown pass from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Buffalo News-Scott turns into safety valve

Buffalo News-Team approach needed 

Buffalo News-Graham getting separation

Buffalo News-Ponder picks apart Bills’ starting defense; offense sputters 

Buffalo News-Competition for No. 2 receiver spot starts to heat up

Rochester D&C-Late turnovers help Minnesota Vikings rout Buffalo Bills

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills QB Vince Young denies report of loan default

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills impressed by Vince Young in Friday’s loss to Vikings

Associated Press-Ponder thrives for Vikings in 36-14 win over Bills

Associated Press-Bills C Eric Wood back in action early 

Associated Press-Bills QB Young’s lawyer says loan in dispute

Toronto Sun-Smart money on Bills QB

Toronto Sun-Bills’ Gilmore better than expected

Toronto Sun-Gailey: Bills’ defence will help offence

Sioux Falls Argus Leader-Former Jackrabbit Batten struggles with Bills

The Sports Network-Minnesota 36, Buffalo 14 start costly in loss to Vikings and Pears to play tonight to be bigger Wildcat for Bills & A: QB Brad Smith makes move in backup QB race S Howell climbing depth chart making strides & A: WR Ruvell Martin

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
Bills Focus: Second QB Picture Clearing Up
Fan on the street
Bills Roundup: Slow Start Costly in Minnesota
Photo gallery
Bills vs. Vikings highlights
Tashard Choice 1-yard touchdown run
Vince Young 64-yard pass to T.J. Graham
Donald Jones 31-yard touchdown catch
Fred Jackson 20-yard run
Bills Focus: Buffalo-Minnesota Preview  

WGR 550
Sideline Rections: Vikings 36 – Bills 14
Vikings Top Bills 36-14
Young pulls away in back-up race
8/17 AJ Mansour from KFAN Minnesota gives a Vikings update for tonights game
8/17 Joe B gets us ready for tonights game against the Vikings 

Vikings’ backups drop Bills
Bills QB’s lawyer says loan in dispute 

Bills fall to Vikings, Young impressive 

Bills Breakdown
Young Con-Vincing as Back-Up Quarterback
Photo gallery
Young Impressive in Bills Preseason Loss 

Traveling With the Buffalo Bills
NFL Sideline Reporter
Ponder thrives for Vikings in 36-14 win over Bills 

Bills Drop Second Preseason Game
Ponder thrives for Vikings in 36-14 win over Bills 

Additional Clips

Inside the Bills Blog
Giveaway that kids of all ages will enjoy

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Undrafted safety Delano Howell getting noticed
Chunk yardage plays troubling for Bills defense
Vince Young pulling away from Tyler Thigpen
Points after: Vikings 36, Bills 14
Greetings from Mall of America Field
A quick blogging note from Minnesota
What to look for in tonight’s Bills-Vikings game
Career derailment ‘haunts’ Travis Henry 

Kryk Slants (Toronto Sun)
Bills preview profile: Ryan Fitzpatrick 

The Sports XChange (CBS Sports)
Young expected to win backup quarterback job
Strategy And Personnel
Pass rush looks good in loss to Vikings
Bills: What to keep an eye on against Vikings
Bills Notebook: Offense has mixed night in preseason loss to Vikings 

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills Bubble Watch: Who Is At Risk?
Bills Position Battle Review: Left Tackle Separation
Bills Position Battle Review: Left Tackle Separation
Vikings 36, Bills 14: Offense Gets Some Good News With The Bad
Bills Bubble Watch: Delano Howell Making His Case
Bills Position Battle Review: Vince Young And Backup QB
Vikings 36, Bills 14: Signs Of Life From Key Buffalo Figures
Buffalo Bills at Minnesota Vikings GameThread: Live Discussion
Bills vs. Vikings: Eric Wood, Erik Pears To Suit Up
Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings: What To Watch For
Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings: TV, Radio Information 

Pro Football Talk
Vince Young creeping out to a lead over Tyler Thigpen
Vince Young disputes claim of lockout loan
Bills starting offense sputters against Vikings first-, second-team defenses
Ponder looks competent in preseason home opener 

Recap: 6 things about Vikings/Bills  

Bills Iffy In Game Two
What I’m Watching For In Game Two 

NFL Rapid Reports
Preseason Week 2: Bills — stock up, down
Bills Draft Picks: Training camp report card 

ESPN AFC East Blog
Observation deck: Bills-Vikings 

Huffington Post
NFL 2012 Preseason Preview: The AFC East

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