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Revis reversal: Bills rookie receiver Watkins bounces back with big game against Vikings

  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) reacts after catching a pass for a touchdown to tie the game during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y.  The Bills won the game 17-16. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) reacts after catching a pass for a touchdown to tie the game during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won the game 17-16. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won the game 17-16. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won the game 17-16. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) runs with the ball after a catch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Orchard Park, N.Y.  The Bills gamble to give up their 2015 first-round draft pick in order to select receiver Sammy Watkins is showing early signs of paying off. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) runs with the ball after a catch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills gamble to give up their 2015 first-round draft pick in order to select receiver Sammy Watkins is showing early signs of paying off. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)  (The Associated Press)

Buffalo Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins would like to thank New England cornerback Darrelle Revis for teaching him a thing or two about getting open.

A week after being limited to a season-low two catches for 27 yards against the Patriots, Watkins responded by putting on a show against the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday. He finished with a season-best nine catches for 122 yards, and two touchdowns, including a 2-yarder with 1 second left to seal the 17-16 victory.

Watkins chalks it up to the lessons he learned from facing Revis, a five-time Pro Bowl selection.

It became Watkins' latest step in showing glimpses of playing to the dynamic potential that led the Bills to draft him fourth overall.

Buffalo (4-3) plays at the New York Jets (1-6) on Sunday.

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