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Vikings get critical Allen turnovers, stun Bills 33-30 in OT

  • Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham enters the end zone for a touchdown as Buffalo Bills linebacker Terrel Bernard (43) and linebacker Tyrel Dodson (53) try to defend in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.


    Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham enters the end zone for a touchdown as Buffalo Bills linebacker Terrel Bernard (43) and linebacker Tyrel Dodson (53) try to defend in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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  • Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) celebrates his touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.


    Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) celebrates his touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis (13) tries to evade Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson and safety Harrison Smith (22) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.


    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis (13) tries to evade Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson and safety Harrison Smith (22) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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  • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins passes under pressure form Buffalo Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.


    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins passes under pressure form Buffalo Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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  • Buffalo Bills cornerback Christian Benford (47) brings down Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.


    Buffalo Bills cornerback Christian Benford (47) brings down Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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  • Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) is brought down by Buffalo Bills linebacker Tyrel Dodson (53) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.


    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) is brought down by Buffalo Bills linebacker Tyrel Dodson (53) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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  • Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen winds up to pass prior to an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.


    Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen winds up to pass prior to an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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  • Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) runs into the end zone for a touchdown as Minnesota Vikings safety Camryn Bynum, center right, tries to defend in the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.


    Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) runs into the end zone for a touchdown as Minnesota Vikings safety Camryn Bynum, center right, tries to defend in the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) is brought down by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.


    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) is brought down by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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  • Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) passes under pressure from Minnesota Vikings linebacker D.J. Wonnum, right, as Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins (73) defends in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.


    Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) passes under pressure from Minnesota Vikings linebacker D.J. Wonnum, right, as Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins (73) defends in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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  • Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs with the ball under pressure from Minnesota Vikings linebackers Eric Kendricks (54) and Patrick Jones II (91) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.


    Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs with the ball under pressure from Minnesota Vikings linebackers Eric Kendricks (54) and Patrick Jones II (91) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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  • ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Patrick Peterson intercepted Josh Allen with 1:12 left in overtime to finally end a sloppy, yet thrilling back-and-forth game between two of the NFL’s best teams, and the Minnesota Vikings completed their rally from a 17-point second-half deficit to beat the Buffalo Bills 33-30 on Sunday.

    The Vikings took advantage of two turnovers by Allen, pulling ahead late in the fourth quarter when he mishandled a snap and fumbled in the end zone.

    Greg Joseph put the Vikings ahead to stay by hitting a 33-yard field goal with 3:42 left in overtime. The game didn’t end until Allen, facing second and 10 at Minnesota’s 20, forced a pass over the middle intended for Gabe Davis, only to have Peterson intercept it a few yards into the end zone. He ran out and slid to the turf to end the game.

    Kirk Cousins threw for 357 yards, and Justin Jefferson had a monster game with 10 catches for 193 yards for the NFC North-leading Vikings (8-2). Minnesota rallied to win when trailing with 2 1/2 minutes or less remaining in regulation for the fifth time this season.

    The Bills (6-3) dropped out of the AFC lead with their second straight loss, this one a thriller that featured several momentum-turning plays in the final minute of regulation alone.

    The Bills, clinging to a a 27-23 lead, appeared to have won when they stopped Cousins for no gain on fourth-and-goal from the half-yard line with 49 seconds remaining.


            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            

     

    On the very next play, Allen muffed the snap from center Mitch Morse, and Minnesota linebacker Erik Hendricks dived into the end zone to recover it for a touchdown.

    Allen overcame concerns about his injured throwing elbow by engineering a five-play, 69-yard drive to set up Tyler Bass’ 29-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining.

    INJURIES

    Vikings: Akyayleb Evans, starting in place of Cameron Dantz, who was placed on IR, did not return after sustaining a concussion in the first half. … LT Christian Darrisaw was escorted up the tunnel to be evaluated for a concussion in the fourth quarter.

    Bills: LB Tremaine Edmunds did not return after a groin injury in the first half. … WR Jake Kumerow hurt an ankle, ending his day.

    UP NEXT

    Vikings: Host Dallas next Sunday.

            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            

     

    Bills: Host Cleveland next Sunday.

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