Almost nobody thought the Bills, in rookie Josh Allen’s second start, without running back LeSean McCoy, would go into Minnesota as 16.5 point underdogs and destroy the Vikings. But, that is exactly what happened on Sunday. And while it wasn’t irrational for people to think that the Vikings would win handily, let’s make fun of some of those people anyway. Here are some tweets from before the game expressing significant confidence in Minnesota.
The Milwaukee Vikings are gonna beat the Bills imo
— Adam Stites (@AdamStites_) September 22, 2018
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 23, 2018
No college team beats an NFL team. Ever. But I might take Bama over the Bills.
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) September 16, 2018
The Minnesota Vikings are a ridiculous 17 point favorite over the Bills Sunday. The funny thing is, how could you ever take Buffalo in that game? They are horrible! The Cardinals are really bad too!
— Chris Sowers (@chris_sowers) September 18, 2018
— The Athletic (@TheAthleticBUF) September 21, 2018
— NFL on Post Sports (@PostSports) September 21, 2018
— The Onion (@TheOnion) September 23, 2018
Survivor Pools this week don’t even require a writeup. The Vikings are 16.5 point favorites at home against the Bills. No other team is favored by more than 5. Just take the easy win and wait for another week to differentiate. If you mess around on weeks like this, you’ll lose
— Justin MacMahan (@JustinMacMahan) September 17, 2018
Oh wow. Well, I’m going to try to do better this week. Here are my picks:
Joe House 100 Star Play of the Week: Bucs +1.0
Joe House 10000 Star Play of the Month: Saints +3
Joe House 1000000 Star Lock of the Century: Vikings -16.5 https://t.co/GvgOA4Vre6
— House (@HousefromDC) September 23, 2018
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 23, 2018
Today, I don't think it matters one bit if McCoy plays. The Bills aren't going to be able to run against this defense. OJ or Thurman wouldn't have done anything today behind this O-line against this defense with a rookie QB. https://t.co/CBnmgDHPi6
— Sal Maiorana (@salmaiorana) September 23, 2018
— Blair Adams (@_Blairzo) September 23, 2018
Prayers up for Josh Allen man.. https://t.co/oVEGvntqYL
— Damon Kecman (@DownWithDamon) September 23, 2018
— Chris Pack (@ChrisPack716) September 23, 2018
LeSean McCoy officially out. Slide that line to #Vikings (-20) imo.
— Andy Jerome Bailey (@AndyCarlsonShow) September 23, 2018
(Top Photo: Screen grab via Official Buffalo Bills Twitter Page)
Fred Segal is an attorney from West Palm Beach, FL. He operates the popular Freezing Cold Takes twitter account (@OldTakesExposed) which highlights, among other things, hilarious unprophetic and inaccurate takes and predictions.