The Buffalo Bills might not even know where the state of Minnesota is located on a map, but they sure knew how to put together a plan on Sunday to pull off the most shocking upset in the last decade or so. Buffalo, a historic 16.5-point underdog to the Vikings, completely flipped the script on an NFC contender, throttling the Vikings 27-6 in a game no one saw coming.
Buffalo’s upset was the biggest single-game NFL upheaval since 1995, based on the point spread. It is legitimately difficult to remember a more unexpected outcome in a professional football game. 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 terrible offensive line and against a top-three defense in the NFL on the road in one of the hardest places to play.>- Advertisement -
And, yet, it wasn’t close. The Bills should have skunked the Vikings, with Minnesota’s lone points coming on a garbage-time touchdown with Buffalo spending most of the day up big. Did the Vikings just completely look past the Bills to Thursday’s matchup against the Rams?
“I don’t think we took them too lightly, I think they came out and kicked our butts,” Mike Zimmer said after the game.
It’s hard to completely believe that: this was the easiest win on the NFL schedule so far this year. The Bills were 16.5-point underdogs, which makes them just the 13th two-touchdown dog to win outright since 1995. The full list, courtesy of The Action Network: