Justin Jefferson has two catches, 68 yards, touchdown on Vikings’ opening drive

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Josh Allen started, but he didn’t look much like himself on the first drive. The Bills didn’t either.

The Bills’ first play, a short pass to Stefon Diggs, lost 4 yards. Khalil Shakir gained 6 yards on a pass from Allen on second down, and in order to avoid a delay of game penalty, the Bills burned a timeout before third down.

Chandon Sullivan nearly picked Allen on the third-down pass and likely would have scored.

The Vikings scored anyway six plays after the Bills’ punt.

Justin Jefferson caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins despite being well covered by Dane Jackson. Jefferson had two catches for 68 yards and a touchdown on the opening drive.

Cousins was 3-of-4 for 74 yards and the touchdown.

The Vikings’ lead didn’t last long, though, as Duke Johnson returned the ensuing kickoff 43 yards.

Allen threw a 7-yard pass to Diggs, and Eric Kendricks was called for a 15-yard horse collar penalty. Devin Singletary did the rest. Singletary’s 5-yard touchdown run followed by Tyler Bass‘ PAT tied the game at 7-7.

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