One bettor at the Westgate Superbook was so sure of the Vikings win, he confidently placed $9,000 on Minnesota to win outright in an effort to win $450. In Allen's second career start, the Vikings made him look like a Pro Bowl talent. The Bills should have skunked the Vikings, with Minnesota's lone points coming on a garbage-time touchdown with Buffalo spending most of the day up big.
The Bills, as you would expect, taking a slow and methodical ground based approach to run clock up 27-0 in this game. The Bills beat the Vikings 27-6, and lead 27-0 until late in the game.
The Redskins were quarterbacked by Heath Shuler, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft who played only four National Football League seasons.
Bills dominate Vikings in first win of the season — GAME RECAP
But Buffalo, which was a 16.5-point underdog in the game, did the seemingly impossible, soundly dispatching Kirk Cousins and Co. Minnesota is a really hard place to play and Allen made it look easy on a 75-yard touchdown drive to start the game.
The Vikings also were without defensive end Everson Griffen (knee), cornerback Marcus Sherels (rib) and tight end David Morgan (knee). On the passing end, Cousins completed 40 of 55 passes for 296 yards, one touchdown, an interception and lost two fumbles, a far cry from the thundering comeback he staged at Lambeau Field.
With running back Dalvin Cook (hamstring) inactive and the score so lopsided, the Vikings set a franchise record for fewest rushing attempts with six. Three plays later the defense did its part too, sacking Kirk Cousins - who had a terrible game on Sunday - and forcing a fumble.
Buffalo's defense was so dominant that they didn't allow the Vikings to cross into their territory until halfway through the third quarter. The Vikings didn't cross midfield until the fourth quarter and didn't score until there was 3:03 left in the game.