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Vikings look to end struggles on road against AFC

Sep 26, 2006 - 9:36 PM Minnesota (2-1) at Buffalo (1-2) Sunday 1:00 pm EDT

ORCHARD PARK, New York (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Vikings have not enjoyed facing teams from the AFC on the road.

Looking to end their interconference struggles away from home, the Vikings face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Since 2001, the Vikings are a lowly 1-9 against the AFC on the road. The lone win during that span was a 34-28 overtime triumph against Houston on October 10, 2004.

The Vikings also enter this contest looking to rebound from their first loss of the season, a 19-16 home setback to Chicago. Brad Johnson completed 21-of-31 passes for 194 yards, but lost a late fumble.

After splitting their first two games on the road, the Bills opened their home slate last Sunday with a 28-20 loss to the New York Jets.

The loss against the Jets came despite career games from J.P. Losman and Willis McGahee. Losman threw for 328 yards and McGahee rushed for 151 yards as the Bills piled up 475 total yards.

This is the first meeting between the teams here since Minnesota posted a 34-13 victory in 1997.