Just like how everyone thought this game would go, am I right? The Buffalo Bills came into this game as 17 point underdogs. Why wouldn’t they? Heading into this game, their point deferential was -55. They were blown out by the Baltimore Ravens 47-3 and were down 28-6 at halftime last week against the Chargers. Let’s be honest, if you look at the two teams on paper, the Vikings are the clear favorite and it is not even remotely close.

The Bills went up 17-0 by the end of the first quarter including a beautiful pass to a wide open Jason Croom for a touchdown from Josh Allen.

Allen has himself a day. He rushed for two touchdowns, threw for one and showed that even at his size he has the hops to hurdle a defender.

The Bills offense did not have LeSean McCoy but they certainly did not struggle without him. This was a completely different offense that played today and they did against an arguably top three defense in the league.

Who else stepped up in a big way? Sean McDermott‘s defense rattled Kirk Cousins all game long and recovered three fumbles, recorded four sacks, did not let the Minnesota offense into their territory until the second half and almost shut out the offense. Matt Milano, Lorenzo Alexander, Tremaine Edmunds and Kyle Williams were all over the place for the defense.

The Bills are the first team in a very long time to come out victorious after being listed as underdogs by a certain amount points. The Bills get their first win of the season against a tough Vikings team and will come back north again next Sunday to take on the Green Bay Packers.

 

Brandon Ray is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage who covers the Buffalo Bills. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @brandon_ray79 and @FPC_Bills for Bills coverage. 

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