The Minnesota Vikings, a team that was in the championship game a year ago, playing at home, against a Buffalo Bills team that has looked terrible through the first two weeks, took one of the most inexplicable and worst losses possible.
Allen became the first Bills rookie to run and pass for at least one score each in his first career road start. He capped that possession with a 1-yard touchdown sneak on fourth down for a 24-0 lead in the second quarter.
The Bills entered the game 0-2, having lost those two games by a combined 55 points. Minnesota would actually hold the Bills to a field goal inside the red zone, but three more plays later the Bills would cough up the ball via another sack and forced fumble, this time from Jerry Hughes. The pass rush has been able to negate what on paper was supposed to be a significant mismatch for the Vikings to take advantage of.
During halftime, the late Dennis Green was inducted into the Vikings' Ring of Honor. Groy, who had moved to LG when Vlad Ducasse left with an injury, shifted back to the middle as Ducasse re-entered.
The Vikings also were without defensive end Everson Griffen (knee), cornerback Marcus Sherels (rib) and tight end David Morgan (knee). Cousins and the Vikings are now 1-1-1 on the year, facing the Rams in Los Angeles on Thursday night.