The Buffalo Bills pull off the craziest two minutes in NFL history…again |  buffalo bills

The Buffalo Bills pull off the craziest two minutes in NFL history…again | buffalo bills

WWhen Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen went head-to-head in January’s playoff thriller, it was unimaginable that any game in the near future (or any future) would come close to his madness. Well, hold our beer, said the Vikings and Bills on Sunday.

The Bills suffered a similar fate to that playoff game, a devastating loss in overtime, this time 33-30. And Josh Allen was just as distraught as he was in January. But not because NFL rules prevented him from getting the ball in overtime. This time, Allen was a major culprit in the loss.

Allen’s mistakes were a recurring theme, but only part of the riveting football we witnessed in the closing minutes of regulation time on Sunday. To summarize the brain-fritting action in the dying stages (not an easy task):

— The Vikings are down 27-23 (thanks to a missed extra point on CJ Ham’s touchdown) and need a touchdown to win.


— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 13, 2022


— Over 12 games and 75 yards drive, Justin Jefferson proves he’s not human. The receiver catches everything in its line of sight, regardless of the number of defenders. That includes an incredible 32-yard catch with a hand on fourth and 18.

– All that effort is for naught as the Vikings are stuffed at the goal line in a sequence that includes a trip from Kirk Cousins ​​and a catch from Jefferson who landed at the one-yard line after what was initially counted as a touchdown was excluded. An offside brings the Vikings closer but they fail to push Cousins ​​over the goal line, fourth down. The Bills are heading towards victory again. (Scary enough for non-Bills and Vikings fans. I can’t imagine how actual fans felt.)

Never give up. Don’t ever give up.


— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 13, 2022


— Then, with 41 seconds left and the Bills leading 27-23, comes the bad snap to end all of the Bills’ bad snaps at their own one-yard line. The Vikings smother loose ball in the Bills end zone for a 30-27 lead (Are you kidding me?)

oh damn Gabe Davis *didn't* catch that

— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) November 13, 2022


— Thirty-six seconds is more than enough time for Allen to put the Bills within field goal range (thanks in part to a catch that probably shouldn’t have stood). Tyler Bass’s 29-yard field goal is good. We’re going into overtime! (There was no way this game ended in regulation.)

– Minnesota wins the toss and makes some big wins. Will we all be denied again? No way. The Vikings can only muster one field goal. What are you saying Bills?

The 🐐 himself @P2

📺: @NFLonFOX

— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 13, 2022


— Allen leads a nice ride, accumulating huge yardage mileage with his feet and toughness. But then he throws the ball straight into the hands of Patrick Peterson. Game over.

It was a crushing blow for Buffalo as they took a 27-10 lead in the third quarter. Allen took the blame for the poor snap when the game seemed over, which is a nice demonstration of leadership, but his decision-making when it mattered is now a legitimate concern. In the last two games, Allen has thrown four interceptions, three in the red zone and only one touchdown. The scores are 0-2 in that span. At one point that season, the Bills looked like the best team in football. Now they are 6-3 and tied for second place in the AFC East with the New York Jets. (The Jets own the tiebreaker thanks to a better division record).

Buffalo’s only consolation was that this was not a playoff game and Allen played with a bum elbow and his status was uncertain almost until kickoff. The quarterback also demonstrated arm strength and athleticism on Sunday: After all, Allen is still better than most quarterbacks at 75%, as long as he can eliminate the mental errors that plagued him at the beginning of his career. The wheels didn’t fall off in Buffalo – Allen’s elbow will continue to heal and eventually stud corner Tre’Davious White will make his debut in 2022 – but you have to wonder if this team is doomed when it comes to those thrilling finishes .

As for Minnesota, hello world, meet the 8-1 Vikings. A lot of NFL fans didn’t pay them much attention because the Vikings don’t have the flashiest quarterbacks. But heck, can Cousins ​​pull off a comeback? Sunday marked that fifth For the first time this season, he has orchestrated a comeback in the fourth quarter, setting an NFL record. Doing that in Buffalo from a 27-10 deficit is remarkable, with Von Miller coming alive in the second half. The argument that the Vikings’ record was due to weak teams and a number of backup quarterbacks can now be dismissed. Minnesota’s only loss this season is to the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles, and as shown in Buffalo, there’s a lot to like.

MVP of the week

Tua Tagovailoa leads impressive looking Miami Dolphins this season
Tua Tagovailoa leads impressive looking Miami Dolphins this season. Photo: Wilfredo Lee/AP

Tua Tagovailoa, quarterback, Miami Dolphins. Heading into the off-season, the Tua doubters lined up for miles. He reportedly didn’t look like it or had the arm strength. The dolphins should look at Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson, they said. Well, the apology line should be just as long, because Tagovailoa put in another sensational performance to lead the now 7-3 Dolphins to a 39-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. Tagovailoa nearly shot clean, rushing for 285 yards and three touchdowns. Having guns like Tyreek Hill helps, but Tagovailoa deserves a boatload of credit for Miami’s resurgence. His 118.4 passer rating this season is the highest in NFL history by a third-year quarterback.

video of the week

45-year old WR Tom Brady with 23-year old Tariq Woolen covering him and Leonard Fournette throwing.

I mean…. c'mon. 😂

— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 13, 2022


Tom Brady was attempting to showcase his many talents to a German audience, but he got stumbled along the way. Even. Brady said he would have attacked the defender and prevented the pick had he not been embedded in the ground. Right …

Luckily for Brady, that interception and the one he threw while slumming as quarterback played little role in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ decisive 21-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks. The Bucs defense was spectacular in the first half, pressuring Geno Smith at will and keeping the Seahawks scoreless. On the other side of the ball, the Bucs eventually spotted a running attack with Rachaad White, who rushed for 105 yards on 22 tries.

The Munich audience was brilliant. They rode the wave, belted out Take Me Home, Country Roads and stayed in the stadium long after the game, swaying, singing and absorbing the spectacle of the NFL.

quote of the week

Jim Irsay: “Jeff’s fingerprints are all over this win.”

Said team drastically simplified the playbook and Saturday delegated a lot to his assistants.

— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) November 14, 2022


Jim Irsay: “Jeff’s fingerprints are all over this win.”

Said team drastically simplified the playbook and delegated much to their assistants on Saturday.

— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) November 14, 2022

Jim Irsay cleaned up after his unconventional take on Jeff Saturday worked in his first week. According to Irsay, Saturday delegated much to his assistants, who in turn simplified the playbook. The result was a 25-20 win over the hapless Las Vegas Raiders and Josh McDaniels, who parted ways with Indianapolis before beginning his tenure as head coach. The Colts coaching staff made the intriguing move to start Matt Ryan, who had been on the bench since Week 7. Ryan, plus a tight offensive line, plus the return of Jonathan Taylor resulted in a 1-0 lead as head coach on Saturday.

Statistics of the week

McDaniels started his career as head coach 6-0. Since then he is 7-24. McDaniels upsets the Raiders: They’ve lost four straight games and play undisciplined football. They committed 10 penalties for 74 yards on Sunday. Derek Carr started the game 0-5 but was able to make adjustments. No matter how you feel about the Raiders, it’s worth seeing an emotional and “pissed off” Carr after the game. This isn’t a happy franchise.

Elsewhere in the league

– Former Bears wideout Muhsin Muhammad once called Chicago “the place where recipients die.” Thanks to quarterbacks like Rex Grossman, Jay Cutler, and Mitch Trubisky (among many, many, many others), that statement has proven true. But now the impossible seems to have happened and the Bears have found a quarterback in Justin Fields who is not only talented and athletic, but a joy to behold.

Are you serious, @justnfields?! 🤯

📺: #DETvsCHI on FOX

— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 13, 2022


The Bears lost 31-30 to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, but Fields stole the show, especially on the floor. A week after putting up 178 rushing yards, Fields rushed for another 147 and was responsible for four touchdowns. Unfortunately, he added a six in time, but the future looks bright.

– Aaron Rodgers had some not-so-kind words for his head coach Matt LaFleur, who played it conservatively in the last two minutes of regulation against Mike McCarthy’s Dallas Cowboys instead of trying to win. The Green Bay Packers eventually won 31-28 in overtime and Christian Watson’s breakout game helped close a two-point deficit. But Green Bay is still down 4-6 and the relationship between quarterback and head coach looks as frosty as ever.

– TJ Watt returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers after seven games and immediately had a couple of tackles. Corner Levi Wallace spoke about Watts’ mere presence “affecting everything” after the game. The Steelers defeated the New Orleans Saints 20-10.

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