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The Purple People Beat: Following the 2018 Minnesota Vikings Season Week 3 Result: Loss vs Buffalo Bills. Current Record: 1-1-1. Week 4 Opponent: at Los Angeles Rams. The Recap: "Vikings, if you can hold off the 49ers and manage to tie with the Packers at Lambeau, there is NO EXCUSE that you can't beat this team.
Monday Open Thread: September 24, 2018 What makes it even worse is that it's Monday, one of the best days of the week, and I'm not realizing the full enjoyment I should be experiencing as the work week begins. The team not only ruined my 3-hour break from reality on Sunday, but they've made my Monday less enjoyable as well.
Ask Ham Landers? Dear Hammy? A Daily Norseman Advice Column?? I've spent much of my life sacrificing my own happiness and glory to protect quarterbacks. And what happens? They get all the glory in the wins, but don't take any of the blame for the losses! AND they get the huge contracts! Well, I'm tired of it!
Misled: Week 3 of the NFL Season Week three is nearly in the books, and a lot of assumptions are already being made. But how many of them carry much weight? I love to over-hype things, like the fact that the Packers could have made a comeback in the last 5 minutes. But I also think a healthy dose of reality is a good thing too.
Bills vs. Vikings game balls: Josh Allen set the tone, his defense followed suit Handing out the hardware after Sunday's game.
With Ring of Honor induction, former Vikings coach Dennis Green 'will live forever in our hearts' Vikings fans did have something to cheer about Sunday during their team's 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills. With the Vikings trailing 27-0 at halftime, fans at U.S. Bank Stadium pepped up noticeably to applaud the induction of late coach Dennis Green into the Ring of Honor.
Former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier got the Bills' game ball after his defensive plan worked to perfection And the Bills got a 17-0 lead two plays later. “I have a lot of great memories in Minnesota, ” Frazier said. “Remember beating the Packers to make the playoffs, and Adrian goes over 2,000 yards? Those are the great memories I have.”. Unfortunately for his old team, Les sure as heck created another great memory on Sunday.
Kirk Cousins: The good and bad of his day vs. the Bills We will track quarterback Kirk Cousins all year long in his inaugural season as the Vikings' signal caller. inside the numbers. Attempts 55. Completions 40. Yards 296. Touchdowns 1. Interceptions 1. Passer rating 83.6. Turnovers 3. Performance. Grade: 2 out of 10.
There's no other way to put it: Vikings were utterly unprepared for a Bills team they claimed to respect The Vikings looked totally and utterly unprepared to play at a level that suggested they respected their opponent. The Bills lost to Baltimore by 44 points in the opener and had a player retire at halftime of last week's loss to the Chargers. The Vikings took them lightly.
NFL round-up: Buffalo Bills thrash Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson rushed for two touchdowns as the Washington Redskins beat the Green Bay Packers 31-17, while Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles edged past the Indianapolis Colts 20-16.
Chicago Bears in sole possession of 1st place in NFC North The Chicago Bears are in sole possession of first place in the NFC North after Week 3's come-from-behind win over the Arizona Cardinals. It's been a long time since Bears fans have been able to sit in the division's iron throne. The Packers and Vikings were each upset in Week 3.
Vikings say short week, game vs. Rams best way to get past this debacle When the NFL's 2018 schedule was released, it hardly looked ideal that the Vikings would play a road game in Los Angeles during a short week. Now, it might not be all that bad. After Sunday's stunning 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills at U.S.
If you’re a gambler, you loved Vikings’ loss to Bills The Vikings made history Sunday, and not in a good way. Their game with the Buffalo Bills opened with oddsmakers having them as a 16.5-point favorite. It went to 17 points at Westgate Las Vegas. The Bills beat the Vikings 27-6, a differential of 38 between the point spread and the actual winning margin.
Vikings vs. Bills: As upsets go, this one was a whopper The previous four upsets of 16 ½-point favorites all came by one score, so the Vikings’ 21-point loss is by far the biggest drubbing of a heavy favorite since 1978, when Pro Football Reference notes the first such lopsided NFL favorite.
Kirk Cousins' dreadful day dooms Vikings In the first half of Sunday's 27-6 loss to Buffalo at U.S. Bank Stadium, he was dreadful. Cousins completed 9 of 14 passes for 44 yards in the first two quarters. Worse than that: He lost two fumbles deep in his own territory. The fumbles led to 10 points as the Bills took a 27-0 halftime lead.
Defensive end Everson Griffen not at Vikings game due to 'personal matter' Defensive end Everson Griffen had already been ruled out for Sunday's loss to the Bills due to what the team listed as a knee injury while he missed practice all week. The 30-year-old Griffen was not at U.S. Bank Stadium for the game due to a "personal matter," according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Linval Joseph's mistake set the tone for the rest of the Vikings' day in blowout loss to Bills In a mistake-filled 27-6 loss to Buffalo, the first blunder might have been the most significant because it set the tone for one of the worst upsets in Vikings history. Three plays into the game, Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen was facing third down on the road for the first time as an NFL starter.
Stock Market Report: Bills Yours truly has the Stock Market Report for the next couple of weeks, because Ted is blessing the rains down in Africa or something or other on vacation. I'm assuming that nobody has told Ted that Africa has snakes, because if they had I'd think that the midwestern United States would be just about as close as Ted would get to the place.
Vikings DE Stephen Weatherly gets first career start, first career sack With his mother Carla Weatherly proudly watching from the stands, Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly raced onto the field when the starting lineup was announced before Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. It was the first NFL start for the 24-year-old Weatherly.
No, Kirk Cousins did not 'like that' as the Vikings quarterback is mocked by Bills in 27-6 loss Not many things went Kirk Cousins' way in the loss to the Bills, and they let him hear about it.
Minnesota Vikings vs LA Rams: Odds, point spread, Thursday Night Football Preview The Minnesota Vikings play the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, start time at 8:20 PM ET, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA. Vikings vs Rams odds and point spread is currently at - 6.5 Rams. Vikings vs Rams tv channel schedule is on Fox/NFLN.
Underdog Bills unleash D on Cousins in 27-6 win vs. Vikings Josh Allen played with the poise of a well-seasoned quarterback by accounting for three touchdowns for the Bills in his first road start in the NFL, making Cousins look like the raw rookie in a 27-6 upset of the Vikings on Sunday afternoon. "We've got a very talented group, a group that I trust, and I love these guys," Allen said.
On this day, Bills' rookie QB outplays Vikings' $84 million man Allen outplayed the Vikings' $84 million quarterback, Kirk Cousins, completing 15 of 22 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown pass and, most importantly, leading the Bills to a 27-6 victory over the Vikings.
Postgame reaction: Vikings players, Zimmer discuss Sunday's defeat Go inside the locker room as the Vikings meet with the media after Sunday's upset loss to Buffalo.
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