Vegas Doesn't Usually Set Huge Underdogs In Week 3. For The Bills, They'll Make An Exception.

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Vegas Doesn't Usually Set Huge Underdogs In Week 3. For The Bills, They'll Make An Exception.
Vegas Doesn't Usually Set Huge Underdogs In Week 3. For The Bills, They'll Make An Exception.

On its face, Sunday's game between the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills doesn't seem like a matchup of particular historical significance. Though they do remain one of the NFC's top contenders, the 1-0-1 Vikes are coming off a tie with the Green Bay Packers — apparently ties are a weekly thing now — while the 0-2 Bills are reeling after a second straight embarrassing defeat. For most of the country, it's just another routine game to indifferently monitor via RedZone. To the Las Vegas oddsmakers, however, this Minnesota-Buffalo tilt is far from ordinary. The opening line on the game, which hasn't moved yet, was 16½ points, making it one of the most lopsided point spreads in modern history.

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