Bills prepare for preseason opener vs. Vikings

Bills prep for preseason opener vs. Vikings

The Buffalo Bills open up the preseason against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night at New Era Field.

Many questions remain unanswered.

How will quarterback Tyrod Taylor perform with Buffalo's new-look receiving corps?

Who will emerge at the various position battles?

How will rookie quarterback Nate Peterman play in his first taste of NFL game-action?

One thing we do know, the starters wont play very long Thursday night.

"The starters will go about a quarter, give or take," said Bills head coach Sean McDermott. "You'll see some blending in there, but for the most part- a quarter. Then it'll fall from there."

"I want to see tempo," said Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. "I want to see them up and down, have a sense of urgency every play and obviously being physical running the ball."

"From a quarterback's standpoint, just get the ball out of our hands and listen to our feet," said Taylor. "Don't want us back there holding the ball in the preseason, that's how you get hit. And, you definitely don't want to get hit during the preseason. Execute, take charge of the offense and go up and down the field with the ball."

The preseason kicks off in Orchard Park on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

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