Josh Allen started, but he didn’t look much like himself on the first drive. The Bills didn’t either.
The Bills’ first play, a short pass to Stefon Diggs, lost 4 yards. Khalil Shakir gained 6 yards on a pass from Allen on second down, and in order to avoid a delay of game penalty, the Bills burned a timeout before third down.
Chandon Sullivan nearly picked Allen on the third-down pass and likely would have scored.
The Vikings scored anyway six plays after the Bills’ punt.
Cousins was 3-of-4 for 74 yards and the touchdown.
The Vikings’ lead didn’t last long, though, as Duke Johnson returned the ensuing kickoff 43 yards.
Allen threw a 7-yard pass to Diggs, and Eric Kendricks was called for a 15-yard horse collar penalty. Devin Singletary did the rest. Singletary’s 5-yard touchdown run followed by Tyler Bass‘ PAT tied the game at 7-7.
Justin Jefferson has two catches, 68 yards, touchdown on Vikings’ opening drive originally appeared on Pro Football Talk