Antonio Brown expressed his displeasure with the way the Tampa Bay Buccaneers handled contract negotiations with Mike Evans. In response, over the weekend, he placed a $120,000 bet on the Minnesota Vikings to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a sign of his frustration with their perceived disrespect.
In the game, Kirk Cousins completed 33 of 44 passes for 344 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception, while also rushing three times for seven yards. Despite his performance, the Vikings suffered a narrow 20-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday, during which Cousins also lost two fumbles.
Baker Mayfield made an impressive debut for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, completing 21 of 34 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Both Mike Evans and Trey Palmer caught one touchdown pass each.
This matchup was anticipated as an easy win for the Vikings, given the Buccaneers’ transition from the Tom Brady era and their perceived status as no longer being Super Bowl contenders.
The Vikings, as well as Antonio Brown’s bank account, will be seeking a rebound performance in the upcoming week.