Vikings Outlast Bills in Overtime Classic

The Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings played to the final two minutes of overtime in a wild Week 10 matchup full of countless iconic plays, but in the end, Bills quarterback Josh Allen ended the day as a pariah for a trio of devastating mistakes. Allen was questionable to play all week due to an elbow injury, but his ailment can't be blamed for his errors. He threw a fourth-down, red zone interception to keep the Vikings within 10 in the fourth quarter. He fumbled a snap on his own goal line after his defense held strong in their own red zone, surrendering a touchdown recovery and the lead. He briefly redeemed himself with a quick field goal drive to force overtime, but that only earned him a chance at one last indignity. On second down on the Vikings' 20-yard line and down 33-30, Allen threw another red zone interception, handing the Vikings their win,

The Vikings weren't just passengers in today's iconic win; they had remarkable performances of their own. Wide receiver Justin Jefferson was sensational, nabbing 10 of his 16 targets for 193 yards. Cornerback Patrick Peterson snatched both of Allen's fateful interceptions. Running back Dalvin Cook pitched in 146 yards from scrimmage and an impressive 8.5 yards per rush. Thanks to their excellence, quarterback Kirk Cousins will be spared criticism for his own mistake-heavy day: he threw two interceptions of his own and failed on a fourth-down quarterback sneak that could have given the Vikings a 3-point lead with less than a minute to play in the fourth.

With the win, the Vikings move to 8-1 and preserve a dominant lead in the NFC North. At 6-3, the Bills fall into a shocking second place in the AFC East.