Josh Allen guides Bills to big upset of Vikings with legs, guts


As such, the Bills were 16.5-point underdogs at the close of the day - the line was as large as 17 at some books during the week - which is about as high as you'll ever see in the NFL.

But I'd rank this one as the most unlikely massive upset, in both point spread and margin of defeat, arguably in the last 40 years. It is legitimately hard to remember a more unexpected outcome in a professional football game.

The 0-2 Bills are off to a rough start in 2018, and are expected to be in tough against the undefeated Vikings.

It's unclear if Griffen's injury or personal matter will stop him from playing in the Vikings' game against the Rams on Thursday in Los Angeles. Mike Hughes struggled in the return game, a far cry from his first two weeks as a rookie.

It's hard to completely believe that: this was the easiest win on the National Football League schedule so far this year. No NFL team had pulled off a win as such a large underdog, according to multiple reports, since the Washington Redskins shocked the Dallas Cowboys, who were 17.5-point favorites, in December 1995.

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So how did Buffalo pull it off?

"He was decisive early, and that's important", coach Sean McDermott said.

Allen completed 9 of 13 passes (69 percent) for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the Senior Bowl. Did they not even game plan for Buffalo? Three plays later the defense did its part too, sacking Kirk Cousins - who had a awful game on Sunday - and forcing a fumble. Seemed like an easy payday with the Buffalo Bills getting blown out 47-3 in Week 1, and a player retiring at half time in Week 2.

Allen answered the bell on the next possession, finding Jason Croom for a touchdown. Bailey never left the sideline Sunday other than to boot the opening kickoff and another one following the Vikings' meaningless TD late in the fourth quarter. Good work by Allen going through his reads and then hitting the open man - Minnesota might have been trying to jump a screen pass and Allen wasn't having it.

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