The Minnesota Vikings (1-1-1) suffered an embarrassing loss, falling to the visiting Buffalo Bills (1-2) 27-6 Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Vikings came into the game as 17 point favorites, and by the end of the first quarter Buffalo had built a 17-0 lead. They added 10 more in the second, leading 27-0 at the half. The Bills would go on to win 27-6, for the biggest upset in the NFL since 1995.


Kirk Cousins was hit and hurried all day, completing 40 of 55 attempts for 296 yards, one touchdown, and an interception. The touchdown came late in the 4th quarter on a 4 yard completion to Kyle Rudolph.

With Dalvin Cook out, Latavius Murray and Mike Boone carried the ball a combined 4 times for a total of 12 yards rushing. Adam Thielen led the team in receiving with 14 catches for 105 yards.

Newly signed kicker Dan Bailey attempted exactly zero field goals and extra points.

Week 3 NFC North Standings

  1. Chicago Bears (2-1)
  2. Minnesota Vikings (1-1-1)
  3. Green Bay Packers (1-1-1)
  4. Detroit Lions (1-2)

Next: This Thursday night (9/27) the Vikings visit the Los Angeles Rams (2-0) at 7:20 PM CT at LA Memorial Coliseum. (TV: FOX, Radio: AM 1240 WJON)

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