The Minnesota Vikings suffered their first loss of the 2018 season after failing to show up against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Heading into Sunday’s game against the winless Buffalo Bills, many believed there was absolutely no way the Minnesota Vikings would leave U.S. Bank Stadium with a loss.
Well not only did the Vikings lose to the Bills this week, Minnesota was flat out embarrassed in front of their home crowd. After giving up a quick 17 points to Buffalo in the first quarter, the Vikings were never able to recover and ended up losing 27-6.
Minnesota began Sunday by allowing the Bills offense to march 75 yards down the field for a touchdown. Buffalo got the points thanks to a 10-yard run by rookie quarterback Josh Allen, but the Vikings’ defense shot themselves in the foot with two critical 15-yard penalties on the drive.
It was really just a sign of things to come for Minnesota on Sunday. Nothing, absolutely nothing, went the Vikings’ way this week and it resulted in one of the franchise’s worst performances since Mike Zimmer became the team’s head coach in 2014.
After having one of the best games in his career in Week 2, Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins did not do his team any favors with his play against the Bills on Sunday. Cousins fumbled on each of Minnesota’s first two offensive drives of the game and he didn’t lead the team to points until the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
The Vikings’ rushing attack did not do anything to help out their situation either this week. Without Dalvin Cook on the field, Minnesota finished Sunday with a whopping 14 rushing yards.
With the loss, the Vikings are now 1-1-1 this season and they only have a few days to prepare for their next matchup on Thursday on the road against the Los Angeles Rams.