Josh Allen named AFC offensive player of the week

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Quarterback Josh Allen said that the Bills offense “kind of found ourselves” over the final weeks of the regular season and their Week 17 performance against the Dolphins was a good illustration of that.

The Bills beat Miami 42-17 and Allen had a direct hand in five of the team’s six touchdowns. He threw for three scores and ran for two more in a performance that the league recognized by naming him the AFC offensive player of the week on Wednesday.

Allen was the 14th quarterback in the Super Bowl era to throw three touchdowns and run for two more in the same game and joins former Dolphins quarterback David Woodley as the only players to do it during their rookie season.

That’s a nice note to close out a losing season and the Bills will be hoping that 2019 brings more of the same.

8 responses to “Josh Allen named AFC offensive player of the week

  1. The Bills need to rebuild the O line, and add a pass rusher. The D has been playing solid football, they just need an offense that can put points on the board. Giving Josh Allen time to throw, and someone to throw to, will be a huge improvement.

  2. Josh had went 17/26 for 224 yards – a completion rate of 65%, a QB rating of 114, with 3 TDs and 1 Int. He also ran 9 times for 95 yards, and 2 more TDs.

    If he can provide that type of performance multiple times a season in the future – yeah – we got a good one.

    And for the doubters:
    Look – most of us Bills fans are not anointing him the GOAT and fitting him for a HoF jacket yet.

    We *know* that he has rookie flaws right now, and that teams will be better able to contain him in the future.

    BUT – IF he spends the effort on self improvement in the offseason that he appears to be spending in-season, and IF the Bills management don’t faff up getting him a few receivers who don’t have stone hands (looking at you, Kelvin Benjamin), then yeah – next year could be fun.

    NFL football is more interesting when more teams are competitive…

  3. Overall – a lot of good things from Josh. Love this guys heart to won games, great set of wheels and this last game showed he was capable of good accuracy. Josh has got all the right tools needed to become a franchise QB. Gotta build a O-Line who can give him time to throw and a true #1 WR. Zay Jones and Robert Foster are developing, but still need a 100 catch 1,000 WR for next year. TE and RB are also needs on this offense. Didn’t agree with keeping McCoy. Like the guy, but I just don’t see him returning to the same form at this age.

  4. I feared the Bills making this pick last spring. He has proved me wrong, and I hope he continues to grow, along with the Bills adding talent around the kid…

  5. Let’s hope he is the kind of guy who keeps working in the off season and realizes being an NFL QB is a year-round occupation. We’ve seen flashes of the good (5TDs combined) and the bad (a pick 6 for no reason at the end of the 1st half) against Miami. He also has shown some early signs of leadership qualities. Is he the man going forward? I suppose he is for at least next year. Throw out the haters and the unrealists and we are left with an acceptable rookie season as a QB in the NFL in my opinion.

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