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1-2, 2nd in AFC East

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Jerry Hughes had 15 pressures against the Vikings today, per NFL Next Gen Stats. That's the highest number of pressures in a game of any player in the last three seasons. Joey Bosa had the next most with 13 in Week 10 in 2017 against the Jaguars.

Allen after first NFL win: 'We're trusting the process' (0:45)
McDermott 'extremely proud' of Bills after win (0:39)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier resumed defensive play-calling duties Sunday after being stripped of them last week against the Chargers. "I thought he called a heck of a football game," McDermott said. McDermott said during the week the play-calling effort would be a collaboration but was not seen referencing a play-calling sheet during the game.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

A camera from WROC captured Bills CB Tre'Davious White walking through the tunnel at U.S. Bank Stadium saying, "You like that?!" after Sunday's upset, 27-6 win over the Vikings. Asked about the reference to Kirk Cousins' famous clip from his days with the Redskins, White said, "It's the first win of 2018 for the Buffalo Bills, so of course, it's a big deal. Like I said, y'all like that? Y'all like that, huh?”

Allen on target for 26-yard TD pass to Croom (0:15)
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Bills stun Vikings 27-6 in rookie Allen's 1st road start

Josh Allen played with the poise of a well-seasoned quarterback for the Buffalo Bills by accounting for three touchdowns in his first road start in the NFL. Allen made Minnesota's Kirk Cousins look like the raw rookie in a stunning 27-6 upset of the...

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Bills (+17) pull off largest NFL upset in 23 years

The Bills, who closed as consensus 17-point underdogs to the previously unbeaten Vikings, on Sunday pulled off the biggest NFL upset in 23 years, routing Minnesota 27-6.

Allen enjoys breakout performance in Bills' shocking upset (0:45)
Cousins commits 3 turnovers in blowout loss to Bills (1:00)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills bulldozed the Vikings, 27-6, to secure the NFL's largest upset win since 1995. Buffalo closed as 17-point underdogs to Minnesota yet opened up a 27-point halftime lead with the same combination that led them to wins during their surprise playoff season in 2017: a defense that forced turnovers and a quarterback who played a controlled style and made plays with his feet. The Bills on Sunday showed why they have the talent to be closer to a .500 team this season than the abomination they appeared to be through their first two games.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

FPI gave the Bills a 9.2% chance to win today. If Buffalo does win, it would be the largest FPI upset since the Bucs beat the Saints in Week 16 of 2009 (7.5%) and the fourth-largest upset in the history of NFL FPI game predictions, which date back to 2008.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills shocked the Vikings by opening a 27-0 point halftime lead on the road Sunday despite closing as 17-point underdogs to Minnesota. The Vikings gained only 46 first-half yards, the fewest first-half yards allowed by Buffalo since Cleveland had 2 against them in 2004. Josh Allen has capitalized on the defense's success in his first road start by rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for a third. A win by Buffalo would be the first by at least a 17-point underdog since the Redskins beat the Cowboys in 1995 as 17.5-point underdogs.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Josh Allen's 26.58 fantasy points in the first half today is the second-most by any rookie quarterback in the first half of a game this century. Only Russell Wilson's 35.76 in 2012 Week 15 was better.

Allen leaps over pile for 2nd rush TD of game (0:29)
Allen hurdles Vikings defender for 1st down (0:24)
Allen dives for first career rushing TD (0:22)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills made one change to their starting offensive line for Sunday's game against the Vikings, with Russell Bodine announced in the press box as the starting center over Ryan Groy, who is the NFL's worst-rated center this season per Pro Football Focus.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy are both INACTIVE. While T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory are likely to start in Week 3, I'd stash (but not start) Corey Grant and Marcus Murphy and watch them closely. From a long term perspective I find both much more interesting.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Starting CB Phillip Gaines (dislocated elbow) is inactive Sunday. With CB Vontae Davis on the reserve/left squad list, the Bills are projected to start Ryan Lewis at cornerback opposite Tre'Davious White. Lewis was an undrafted free agent last season from Pittsburgh who the Bills claimed off waivers from the Patriots earlier this month. He was inactive for Week 1 before being released, re-signed to the practice squad and promoted this week. Now he make his NFL debut -- not just his starting debut -- against Kirk Cousins and the Vikings' offense in their home stadium. A huge challenge.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings. The team said Chris Ivory is expected to start in his place, although I would expect Marcus Murphy to also receive a significant amount of playing time. McCoy went through pre-game stretching around 10:15 a.m. CT with assistant strength coach Hal Luther, but it appeared his fate for the game had already been decided.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Vikings, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, but will test his injury pregame before making a final decision.

Team Stats

Passing Yards147.730th
Rushing Yards98.319th
Points For16.729th
Points Against28.024th

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