Bills and Josh Allen are stunning the Vikings

Ruben Hill
September 24, 2018

At least one very bad gambler dropped $9,000 on a Vikings moneyline bet in Vegas. The only more lopsided loss was a 34-6 beating against Indianapolis late in the 2016 season.

That Vikings team finished 8-8.

Zimmer's team did not look ready to play Sunday in all three phases. Allen became the first Bills quarterback with two rushing touchdowns in a game since Trent Edwards in 2008, according to ESPN Stats & Info. And it kept getting worse. The offense was able to sustain the ensuing drive, but Stephen Hauschka connected on a 50-yard field goal to give Buffalo a 27-0 lead.

Cousins was outplayed by Allen, a rookie making his second career start.

The rookie had two rushing one touchdowns, threw for another and had a 111.2 passer rating. Cousins had just 44 yards passing at halftime before throwing for 252 in the second half, when the game was out of reach.

Cousins had three turnovers, including a lost fumble on a third-down sack inside Minnesota's 20-yard line, on each of the first two possessions.

"We have to be better when we get the ball, I have to be better", running back Latavius Murray said. Minnesota picked up another penalty for a face mask on the drive and capped the first quarter with two Kirk Cousins fumbles in or near the red zone, two costly special-teams penalties, a 30-yard punt, Trae Waynes dropping an interception and the league's No. 1 defense leaving tight end Jason Croom wide open for a touchdown.

Vikings: In addition to Cook and DE Everson Griffen (knee), backup TE David Morgan (knee) and PR Marcus Sherels (ribs) were held out.

The Vikings don't have much time to recover from Sunday's debacle.

Vikings: Play the Rams in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Green, who died in 2016, coached Minnesota from 1992-2001.

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