What a difference a week can make.
Seven days after laying an egg out in San Francisco, the Minnesota Vikings looked exceptional in all phases while whipping the Buffalo Bills 36-14 at Mall of America Field on Friday night in Minneapolis.
The big news all week out of Vikings camp was the return of Adrian Peterson, and while he didn't play Friday night, he was all smiles on the sidelines as he watched his teammates put on a show on both sides of the ball.
Quarterback Christian Ponder looked smooth and polished in his quarter of play, leading Minnesota down the field in all three of the drives he was on the field.
The Vikings broke open a close game in the fourth quarter and might have found a new star in the process as rookie linebacker Audie Cole intercepted two passes and took them both back for touchdowns leading the purple to a three touchdown victory.
Here are ten things we learned from Friday night's game.