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A look at the plays that defined the Buffalo Bills’

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With his first start behind him, there was some hope Josh Allen would settle in against the Vikings and help the Bills right the ship , pull out of their tailspin, and various other transportation cliches. If the rough start wasn’t bad enough, the team had trouble finding the correct Minnesota. Things were looking bleak before the game even started.Would Leslie Frazier redeem himself after being handed back the reigns to the defense? Would either side of the ball put together a solid game? Would...OMG, the Bills did WHAT? Josh Allen’s first rushing touchdown (Q1, 10:11)Against the Ravens, Buffalo never found the end zone. The following week against the Chargers Vladimir Ducasse Jersey , they managed the trip once, but it took until the third quarter. A methodical ten-play drive to start the game was unusual for these Bills. Josh Allen capped it off with his first NFL rushing touchdown. It was a lead the Bills wouldn’t give up. Trent Murphy strip-sack (Q1, 9:30)The Buffalo Bills’ defense and Leslie Frazier rebounded after two consecutive embarrassments where 78 points were allowed (75 in the six quarters Frazier called). On Minnesota’s first possession Trent Murphy was hellbent on finding Kirk Cousins after seemingly being taken out of this third down play. The blind hit put the ball on the ground where Lorenzo Alexander snatched it up after only one bounce. The Bills’ offense stalled but the recovery had already set them up in Stephen Hauschka’s field goal range. Jerry Hughes strip-sack (Q1, 6:04)Following the field goal, the Vikings had plenty of time to overcome a ten-point deficit. After getting the ball back, Kirk Cousins calmly and strip-sacked again. This time by Jerry Hughes who came in clean off the edge. Jerry Hughes may as well have worn purple. He spent the better part of the day in the Minnesota backfield racking up 13 total pressures. Matt Milano was the first one to the ball and the Bills were back in scoring range. Jason Croom touchdown (Q1 Womens Jason Croom Jersey , 5:15)Two plays after the turnover, this happened. Josh Allen puts in an Oscar-worthy performance with his role in the short film “I’m throwing this way...PSYCH!” The effortless 26-yard connection to Jason Croom put the Bills up by 17 points. The Vikings panicked and abandoned the run. With only three attempts (and one of those from Cousins) after this play, the predictable Minnesota offense was torn apart by the Bills all day. Incidentally, if you’re in need of a “Jason Croom 2018 touchdowns” video, you’re looking at it. The Hurdle (Q1, 2:05) Looking for a momentum change , the Vikings appeared to have the Bills primed for a three-and-out. Josh Allen said “no thank you” and figuratively hurdled obstacles to success. Also, he literally hurdled them. The first downs kept coming until Allen took it in from one yard to finish an eleven-play drive. The game had barely progressed into the second quarter and the Bills were able to put it in cruise control. Let’s take a look at another angle. The Texans scored 10 points in 11 seconds late in the fourth quarter to pull a 20-13 victory out of their helmet.Ka'imi Fairbairn kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:34 remaining after the Texans failed to score a touchdown after reaching the Buffalo 1-yard line. It tied the game at 13-13.Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph then returned a Nathan Peterman pass 28 yards for a touchdown with 1:23 left. Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson iced it with an interception with 23 seconds remaining as the Bills crumbled.Special teams contributed to 10 of the Texans’ points and the defense scored another. The Bills defense dominated, keeping Buffalo in the game.The Bills had seven sacks of Deshaun Watson, forced Watson to fumble three times, recovering one, and intercepted two passes. The Texans gained only 216 yards as Watson went 15-of-25 for 177 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.Kyle Williams had two sacks and a forced fumble Rafael Bush Jersey , and Lorenzo Alexander had 1.5 sacks and an interception.Peterman threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Zay Jones to give the Bills their first lead at 13-10 with 13 minutes remaining, but it was all downhill after that. He replaced Josh Allen late in the third quarter after Allen hit his right elbow on a helmet.Peterman finished 6-of-12 for 61 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Allen was 10-of-17 for 84 yards before leaving.