The Bills basically fell apart last week with corner Vontae Davis retiring at halftime and stud rusher LeSean McCoy getting injured, but that didn't stop the team from dominating the Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Vikings' only touchdown of the game came with 2:59 left in the fourth quarter when Kirk Cousins found Kyle Rudolph on a 4-yard pass that meant nothing.
The Vikings had two first downs at the half to 13 for the Bills.
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.
The Bills took the opening kickoff and marched 75 yards to take a 7-0 lead on a 10-yard run by quarterback Josh Allen. Allen dived to finish a 10-yard run by beating Anthony Barr to the edge of the end zone and scraping the pylon with the ball to finish the game's first drive.
The win lifts Buffalo to 1-2 on the season.
Rob Gronkowski Was Nearly Traded To Lions, Report Says
Rather than suit up for their team, Gronkowski would have forgone the rest of his National Football League playing career. He was limited in practice early last week with an ankle injury, but he was removed from the injury report Friday.
Things only continued to get worse. Without Dalvin Cook on the field, Minnesota finished Sunday with a whopping 14 rushing yards.
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Bailey didn't get on the field to attempt a field goal Sunday and had to be wondering if he had made the right decision by waiting to sign with the Vikings. This was supposed to be a matchup of two of the best teams in the conference and establish a bit of early-season supremacy.
Vikings: Play the Rams in Los Angeles on Thursday night.