Some talking heads theorized they would lose to the Alabama Crimson Tide, college football's premier team.
What about scoring only 6 points as a big favorite?
It didn't get any better from there. Allen became the first Bills quarterback with two rushing touchdowns in a game since Trent Edwards in 2008, according to ESPN Stats & Info. "There's not any excuse for it". "And, as I told the team. if we don't think we can, we've got no chance". "We executed a little bit better today". Did they not even game plan for Buffalo?
This will go down as one of the worst Vikings losses in the Mike Zimmer era, leading fans, media, players and coaches to question: How in the world did this happen? He put it more succinctly.
"Obviously you can't turn the ball over and give their offense a short field", Cousins said. He scurried through the line and saw Anthony Barr - the Vikings' 6-foot-5, three-time Pro Bowl linebacker - standing between him and a first down.
Though Allen took three sacks and fumbled three times, the Bills were able to recover all of them.
The defense appeared confused in many instances, especially when Allen rolled out of the pocket, leaving receivers wide open with nothing but green artificial turf in front of them.
Bills: Play at Green Bay next Sunday.
Certainly, playing without RB Dalvin Cook and DE Everson Griffen made the Vikings a weaker team on this day.
The Vikings weren't going to miss this golden opportunity. Costly penalties on special teams hurt the Vikings in the field-position game. One bettor at the Westgate Superbook was so sure of the Vikings win he strolled to the window confidently and placed $9,000 on Minnesota to win outright in an effort to win $450.