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Dean Blandino dissects refs’ mistake in Vikings-Bills thriller

The Vikings’ wild extra time win Sunday in opposition to the Bills was arguably the most effective sport of the season thus far. But an obvious misstep by officers in the sport’s remaining seconds is now being known as into question.

With lower than a minute to go in regulation and down 30-27, Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw the ball to extensive receiver Gabriel Davis for a 20-yard completion. Upon additional evaluate, nonetheless, Fox guidelines analyst Dean Blandino famous the ball hit the bottom, and the replay sales space ought to have halted play.

“That has to come from the replay booth, and this is too big a play not to stop,” Blandino stated in the course of the broadcast. “Davis is going to the ground. He does get his knees down inbounds. But he doesn’t maintain control. The ball hits the ground, comes loose. That’s an incomplete pass.”

Bills extensive receiver Gabriel Davis in the ultimate seconds of Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Vikings on Nov. 13, 2022.
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Instead, the Bills stored rolling down the sector to arrange a 29-yard area purpose from Tyler Bass, which tied the sport 30-30 and compelled extra time. The Vikings struck first with a area purpose, thus permitting Allen and the Bills offense a possibility to both tie or rating a landing.

But Allen threw a game-sealing interception to provide Minnesota its eighth win of the season, a 33-30 victory over Buffalo.

“Losing sucks. Sucks this way even worse,” Allen stated postgame, per The Buffalo News. “Horrendous second half. I’ve got to be better.”

Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) looks to pass against the Vikings on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) seems to move in opposition to the Vikings on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen during a postgame press conference on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen throughout a postgame press convention on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.

Allen recorded two turnovers Sunday in what was the Bills’ second straight loss. Buffalo dropped to 6-3 on the season and is now third in the AFC East.

The Bills will host the Browns subsequent week.

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