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10 Vikings-Bills Numbers of Note

1 — ranking of Buffalo's run defense and rush per play allowance; the Bills are only yielding 67.5 rushing yards per game, but rank 26th in pass defense (269.2); the Vikings rank 13th in rushing offense (119.8 yards per game) but 30th in passing (194.8)

2 — number of times in Vikings franchise history for a rookie QB and RB to start the same game (Teddy Bridgewater and Jerick McKinnon did so Sunday against Detroit); the only other time occurred during the 1961 inaugural season when Fran Tarkenton and Tommy Mason started on Nov. 19, 1961

Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Bills.

6 — ranking of Minnesota's pass defense; the Vikings are allowing 213.8 passing yards per game, an improvement of more than 70 yards per game over the 2013 season

19 — number of sacks by Bills defenders this season, including five by Marcell Dareus (tied for sixth in the NFL), 4.5 by Mario Williams (eighth in the NFL) and four by Jerry Hughes (tied for ninth); the Vikings have taken 22 sacks this season, including 14 in the past two games

27 (and 28) — respective rankings of TD percentages after moving the ball into the red zone for Minnesota and Buffalo; the Vikings have seven TDs on 16 possessions in the red zone this season (43.8 percent), and the Bills have nine TDs on 21 trips in the red zone (42.9 percent)

33.7 — league-leading average on kickoff returns by Buffalo's C.J. Spiller, who boosted the numbers with a 102-yard return for a touchdown in a Week 2 win against Miami; Spiller has averaged 25.1 yards on eight other kickoff returns this season

43 (and 56) — lengths of two touchdowns allowed by Buffalo last week in the first three minutes of the third quarter and final three minutes of the fourth quarter in a 37-22 loss to New England on Sunday

58 — team-best number of tackles (credited by Vikings coaches) for LB Anthony Barr, who is also tied for the league lead in sacks by a rookie (two) with Chicago's Ego Ferguson

113.6 — fourth-quarter passer rating for Bills QB Kyle Orton, who has completed 20 of 30 passes (66.7 percent) for 243 yards with two touchdowns in two games since being named the starter; the rating is the fourth-highest in the NFL this season; Bridgewater's 90.5 rating in the category on 19-of-28 passing (67.9 percent) ranks 14th in the league and is highest among rookies

126 — number of points allowed and number of first downs allowed by Buffalo this season; Minnesota has gained 109 first downs and has 104 points on the season, and the Vikings have allowed 143 points and 114 first downs this season

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