The Vikings aren’t the only team coming off a game in which it struggled with turnovers and troubles inside and near the red zone. Minnesota’s opponent this Sunday, the Buffalo Bills, didn’t do much better in their 28-20 loss to the New York Jets.
The Bills scored only one touchdown in four trips inside the Jets’ 20-yard line. Buffalo also had three turnovers in losing for the second time in three games.
Buffalo is 25th in the NFL with three touchdowns in nine trips inside the red zone; the Vikings have scored two touchdowns in eight trips, placing them in a three-way tie for 27th in the NFL in red-zone efficiency. Denver and Kansas City also are operating at 25 percent clip.
According to the Buffalo News, one of the big problems was that the Bills offensive line had several breakdowns and that forced J.P. Losman to scramble. Losman still finished with 328 passing yards, the most by a Bills QB since Drew Bledsoe threw for 328 on Dec. 8, 2002 against New England.