Vikings shock Bills in OT: Ranking the five craziest plays, from Josh Allen’s slip to Justin Jefferson’s catch

Vikings shock Bills in OT: Ranking the five craziest plays, from Josh Allen’s slip to Justin Jefferson’s catch

It’s not often that a game lives up to the hype, but that definitely happened Sunday in Buffalo. For week 10 Vikings-Bills was supposed to be the most exciting game of the week and not only did we get that, but the game added a pinch of weirdness with a side of madness.

The Vikings’ shocking 33-30 overtime win over the Bills had a lot of great plays, so we decided to rank them. Here are the five biggest games in the game, and to be honest we probably could have made a top 20 list, but we had to cut this thing off somewhere.

5. Dalvin Cook goes 81 yards for a TD

You know a game has been crazy when an 81-yard touchdown run barely cracks the top five for best plays, but that’s the case here. With the Vikings trailing 27-10 in the third quarter, Cook led Minnesota’s unlikely comeback with this run that ended with a first and a tenth game in the third quarter:

If you’re wondering why this is considered crazy, it’s because it was ANY team’s second-longest game in the NFL that year. The only longer game this season came back in Week 5 when Josh Allen beat Gabe Davis for a 98-yard touchdown. The scoring rush was the longest run of Cook’s career and the longest rushing TD by a Vikings player since 2012. More importantly, the run cut Buffalo’s lead to 27-17 and put the Vikings within striking distance of a possible upset win.

The 32-year-old corner kick proved in this game that he’s still got it. Peterson has knocked out Josh Allen twice, and they both got into big situations. The first pick came after the Bills drove to the Minnesota 7-yard line. On a quarter-and-2, Sean McDermott could have sent out the field goal team, but instead he decided to give it a try, and here’s what happened:

Peterson’s 39-yard return gave the Vikings decent field position, and they capitalized 13 plays later with a touchdown that cut the lead to 27-23.

Peterson’s second pick, which we officially place on our top five list, was a game-winner that came in overtime. With the Vikings leading 33-30, the Bills knew a touchdown would win the game, but thanks to Peterson, they didn’t get the touchdown:

This interception ended the game and gave Minnesota the overwhelming victory. This was the first time Peterson had had two picks in the same game since November 2014 and only the third time in his career.

3. Controversial catch by Gabe Davis

After the Vikings took a 30-27 lead with just 48 seconds left, it seemed like the scores were settled, but no. Buffalo was able to force overtime after Josh Allen engineered a 69-yard scoring drive in just 39 seconds. The biggest play of the drive was a 20-yard pass to Gabe Davis that officially put the Bills within field goal range:

The only problem is that Davis didn’t actually catch the catch.

The ball moved significantly as Davis went down and so did the NFL approved after the game that it should have been classified as incomplete. However, the Vikings failed to challenge the game with less than two minutes left in the game. At this point a game can only be reviewed if the replay booth initiates it, but the replay booth decided not to stop the game and the catch ended up letting it stall.

If the Bills had won that game, Vikings fans might have set fire to NFL headquarters over that missed call.

In any other game, this would be the only thing people would talk about later, but in this game, it didn’t even make the top of our “Craziest Games” list.

With two minutes left, the Vikings were up a fourth and 18, and being 27-23 down they had no choice but to try. The plan for the play was pretty simple: Kirk Cousins ​​decided to take it to Justin Jefferson and pray. The prayers clearly worked as Jefferson landed one of the most spectacular catches in NFL history.

It’s almost impossible to do justice to this catch with words, so let’s just take a look.

That’s a one-handed fourth-place hold that breathed new life into the Vikings. Hopefully you never tire of watching this play as it will likely be shown thousands of times a year for as long as Jefferson is in the NFL. Overall, Jefferson caught 10 passes for 193 yards and one touchdown in the game.

Jefferson’s big game indirectly leads to the top game on our list.

1. Josh Allen unlikely fumbles at the one-yard line

Although Jefferson came up with the big game, the Vikings actually went away empty-handed on their drive. As fourth and goal came from the Bills’ one-yard line, Kirk Cousins ​​was stuffed by a QB sneak. With 49 seconds left and the Vikings only one time out left, the Bills only needed to win ONE INCH and they could have ended the game, but the impossible happened instead.

Allen went for a QB sneak, but he never got to attempt it because he bobbled center Mitch Morse’s snap:

After Allen bobbled it, Eric Kendricks got it into the end zone to give the Vikings an unlikely touchdown. The miracle result gave Minnesota a 30-27 lead in a game they would eventually win in overtime.

This game really was an instant classic and these are just five of the games that made it so great.

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