The Buffalo Bills‘ matchup against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 13 turned out to be one of the wildest and most gut-wrenching regular-season losses in recent memory. While the Bills did have quarterback Josh Allen starting after his status was up in the air all week, it was his costly mistakes that ultimately led to Buffalo’s 33-30 loss in overtime.
Allen fumbled the ball late in the fourth quarter which turned into a surprise touchdown for the Vikings, giving Minnesota a three-point lead with 41 seconds left. While Bills’ kicker Tyler Bass’ 29-yard field goal sent the game into overtime, and Buffalo’s defense kept Minnesota’s offense to a field goal during their first possession, Allen’s final red-zone pass, which appeared to be intended for Gabe Davis, was easily intercepted by Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson — and the game was over.
“Losing sucks…especially that way.”
Josh Allen after the Bills heartbreak OT loss to the Vikings. pic.twitter.com/iiUcvVWCXj
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) November 13, 2022
Allen didn’t shy away from taking full blame for the loss during his postgame press conference, nor did he use his sprained elbow as an excuse for his performance. “Four turnovers today, three were by me. Losing sucks. That’s just what it is. You hate to lose, especially that way.”
“Horrendous second half. I’ve got to be better.” he added. As for his fumbled exchange with center Mitch Morse on his own 1-yard line, “It’s on me. That can’t happen.” In regards to that game-sealing interception overtime, which marked Peterson’s second pick of the day, “Bad ball. Bad decision,” Allen noted.
Never give up. Don’t ever give up.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 13, 2022
The Bills are now 6-3 on the season and sitting in third place in the AFC East, a position once thought to be unthinkable a few weeks ago. As for how the Bills can turn things around, Allen once again put the onus on himself. “It comes down to my shoulders and my shoulders only,” he said.
PATRICK PETERSON ICES IT 🥶
THE VIKINGS WIN THE GAME OF THE YEAR.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) November 13, 2022