Can you hear me now? Allen & Bills preparing for tough environment in Minnesota

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Fans cheer during the first half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

How loud is loud?

Sunday in Minnesota Josh Allen is going to experience one of the toughest venues to play in when he steps onto the turf at U.S. Bank Stadium to battle the Vikings (1-0-1).

In 2016 it was estimated decibels range anywhere from 112 to 124 throughout the stadium.

60 decibels is what you’d hear in a “normal conversation.”  120 dBs could be anything like an emergency siren or even a chainsaw — amplified by 67,000 fans trying to disrupt a team.

In 2014 the Kansas City Chiefs set the record for loudest stadium peaking at 142.2 decibels.

The bottom line for the Bills: Communication will be key.

“Just focus on yourself and concentrate on all of the little things because that’s going to help us win,” left tackle Dion Dawkins said.

“Communication is important every week,” added receiver Zay Jones.  “Whether we’re home, away, knowing the snap count and knowing what we have to do to get guys lined up to go out and execute.”

How could the the Bills take the crowd out of the game early?

“Falling behind can’t help us,” he said.  “Staying ahead of the chains doing the things necessary to get first downs and ultimately touchdowns would be very important.” Jones added.
 

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