Vikings top Bills in OT, 33-30: Week 10 Game Thread
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) – The Buffalo Bills host the Minnesota Vikings in week 10. Refresh our game thread throughout for updates and live tweets from Jackson Roberts and Mat Mlodzinski.
Bills receive opening kickoff, go 3 & out
Buffalo received the kickoff to start the game, but couldn’t move the ball forward, only gaining 2 total yards of offense.
Vikings score on first drive, take 7-0 lead
It didn’t take Minnesota long to score on their first possession. On 3rd & 11, Justin Jefferson and Kirk Cousins connected for a 46-yard gain, setting Minnesota up inside the Bills’ 30-yard line. Later on the drive, on 3rd & 3, Jefferson and Cousins teamed up again, this time for a 22-yard TD.
Bills answer with TD, tie game at 7-7
Down a score, Buffalo was able to move the ball quickly to tie the game. Duke Johnson returned the kickoff 43 yards to the Vikings’ 47-yard line, giving the Bills good field position to begin with.
Devin Singletary had a good series, rushing once for 21 yards and then again for a 5-yard touchdown. Tyler Bass kicked the extra point to tie the game at 7-7.
Singletary scores again, Bills lead 14-7
After both sides put together quick touchdown drives, the Bills were a bit more methodical on their next drive. Buffalo went 70 yards in 10 plays, taking 5:09 off the clock, and ending in a 1-yard touchdown rush from Singletary.
Allen was nearly perfect on the series, going 3-4 for 43 yards and rushing for 12 yards.
Singletary is now up to 33 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns on the afternoon.
Christian Benford picks off Cousins, sets Bills up in Minnesota territory
Cousins missed high trying to go downfield, and the rookie, Benford came away with the interception and returned it 35 yards to the Vikings’ 27-yard line.
Bills settle for field goal, extend lead to 17-7
Despite starting with excellent field position, Buffalo couldn’t find the endzone a third time and had to settle for three. Tyler Bass was good from 34-yards out.
Vikings cash in for three, trail 17-10
This time, it was the Bills’ defense standing strong in the red zone, forcing Minnesota to try for three points.
Greg Joseph was good from 27-yards away.
Singletary fumbles after picking up first down, Vikings take over
Allen leads quick drive for TD, Bills take 24-10 lead before halftime
It only took the Bills 1:24 to move 71 yards, finishing it off with an 11-yard TD grab for Gabe Davis.
Bass drills field goal, Bills go up 27-10
After a Kirk Cousins interception and punts by both teams, Allen took the Bills into field goal position, setting up Tyler Bass for a 45-yard field goal make.
Dalvin Cook breaks out for 81-yard TD, Vikings cut deficit to 27-17
The elder Cook brother took a leg up on James Cook, breaking through a hole in the Bills defense for an 81-yard touchdown run. It pulled Minnesota to within two scores.
Allen throws interception on 4th & 2
Allen threw an interception as the Bills went for it on 4th & 2 from the 3-yard line. Patrick Peterson picked it off and Allen tried to punch the ball free. It looked like he aggravated his injured elbow.
Vikings answer with long TD drive, cut Bills lead to 27-23
Minnesota took it to the Bills defense, going 13-plays for 66 yards, ending in a short TD run by CJ Ham. Greg Joseph missed the point after, giving the Bills a bit more of a pad with 4:34 to play in the game.
Bills stop Vikings on 4th & goal, Allen fumbles snap in endzone, Vikings take 30-23
Yeah, that happened.
The Bills defense stopped the Vikings on 4th & inches, leading to Buffalo taking over deep in their end zone. Allen fumbled the first snap and the Vikings recovered for a touchdown.
Allen leads quick drive for FG, Bills and Vikings head to OT tied at 30
Allen led the Bills 69 yards in 5 plays, leading to a 29-yard FG make from Bass to send the game to overtime.
Minnesota won the coin toss in overtime. The Vikings drove down the field and Greg Joseph kicked a 33 yard FG to give Minnesota a 33-30 lead.
The Bills then got the ball in OT. Josh Allen quickly drove the Bills down to the Minnesota 20 yard line. On 2nd and 10, Allen tried to thread a pass to Gabe Davis in the end zone, but it was intercepted by Vikings DB Patrick Peterson to end the game.