Minnesota fans let their feelings be known by booing throughout the game. Thankfully for them, the Vikings didn't do anything about it either. The Vikings' record for attempts is 63 (1981, 1991).
"It was one of those games where it was hard to get things rolling", said Duluthian C.J. Ham, the Vikings' fullback who caught five passes for 47 yards and ran over a few would-be tacklers.
What wasn't common was the Vikings quarterback being outplayed by Buffalo's Josh Allen, a rookie making his second start. In his place, Weatherly finished with a team-high seven tackles, including a sack of Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Forcing Cousins to fumble.
In Week 3, Buffalo held Minnesota to 14 yards rushing, and two of those runs which came from Cousins. The first fumble forced ended in a field goal and a 10-0 lead after Kelvin Benjamin dropped a pass that would have put the Bills on the MIN 1.
Cousins had three turnovers, including a third-down sack that resulted in a fumble to end each of Minnesota's first two drives.
As was the touchdown pass by Allen to tight end Jason Croom earlier in the game, when both Kendricks and cornerback Mike Hughes bit on a fake throw to running back Marcus Murphy. Bailey never left the sideline Sunday other than to boot the opening kickoff and another one following the Vikings' meaningless TD late in the fourth quarter.
"If there were 53 guys in this state that thought we could win the game, they had to be in our room because no one else thought it", then-Redskins head coach Norv Turner said at the time. "I think a lot of people were underestimating the Buffalo Bills last week". "We asked too much of our defense to be out on the field so long".
Records were also broken elsewhere as Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes led his side to a 38-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
The Vikings nearly made history with their futility running the ball. From an terrible offensive line to completely lackluster weapons to a defense that has been exceptionally porous to this point, Buffalo truly looks like a team that might not make it into the win column this season.
"It's a short week and we're going up against a good team", Weatherly said. According to Elias, the Vikings' 6 attempts tie the fewest ever by a team in a single game in National Football League history. "It was probably as poor a first half as I've seen in quite while". Zimmer said Griffen did not attend the game to take care of a personal matter.
But it's still a problem, one that continued down to the final minute of the first quarter, when running back Chris Ivory was left wide open for a 55-yard gain. While Hill's injury is not believed to be serious, Zimmer said Waynes will have an MRI.
The Vikings (1-1-1) play the undefeated Rams (3-0) in Los Angeles Thursday night, September 27. Players insisted they weren't taking the Bills lightly while looking ahead to the next game. "It wasn't anything like that".