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.
If you participate in National Football League knockout pools, then there's a good chance at least 80 percent of the pool was eliminated after the Buffalo Bills absolutely shocked the Minnesota Vikings 27-6. From there, Buffalo never looked back and utterly denied Minnesota a chance to climb back into the game.
Some guy, who clearly doesn't care about the well being of his bank account, wanted to make a quick $450 on this Sunday. That capped off an 11 play drive that started in the first quarter.
Allen said Sean McDermott loved the effort, as did others on the sideline.
Allen emerged from the leaping finish to his 10-yard run unscathed. Allen was 4/5 for 34-yards on the drive.
At the end of the first quarter on third-and-9, Allen sprinted straight up the middle out of a collapsed pocket and hurdled Barr 2 yards short of the marker to get the first down.
"I know his agent was wanting him to play a series or two and get out because everyone is fearing injury", Beane recalled in June. There have only been 13 teams to win as a two-touchdown underdog since 1995. But he ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, showing great poise against a Vikings defense that had been hailed as one of the best in the NFL. Beane noticed Allen's footwork improved in that game from his college career, when he completed an alarming 56 percent of his passes, and credited the change in part to Allen's work with private quarterback coach Jordan Palmer.
Allen would finish 15-of-22 for 196 yards and a touchdown, and he also added two rushing touchdowns.