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 Vikings netted 14 rush yards all game on a mere six attempts, and their long gain of the game was 17 yards.
The Vikings don't have much time to recover from Sunday's debacle. Not only was Buffalo starting a rookie quarterback in Josh Allen, but the Bills were doing so without the help of their best offensive player (LeSean McCoy) behind a bad offensive line and against a top-three defense in the National Football League on the road in one of the hardest places to play. It's possible he is a Madden computer-created simulation player and that's why the Vikings chose to completely ignore him on the field.
Allen became the first Bills rookie to run and pass for at least one score each in his first career road start. No, the Vikings' Super Bowl chances have not suddenly been erased.
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But that's why they play the games. "He's having a personal matter and I'm going to leave it at that", Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. While the drive was aided by a pair of Vikings penalties, the Bills took their first lead of the 2018 season on the opening drive.
That Vikings team finished 8-8.
Allen made a tremendous hurdle over Anthony Barr for 10 yards on a 3rd-and-9 and later stiff-armed Barr on a run in the red zone on which Barr was flagged for a horsecollar. The Vikings didn't cross midfield until the fourth quarter and didn't score until there was 3:03 left in the game.