Monday Night Football: Josh Allen tosses four TDs in 34-24 win over 49ers

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Josh Allen passed for 375 yards and four touchdowns as the Buffalo Bills cruised to a 34-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.

Allen completed 32-of-40 passes with each of his touchdown passes coming to different receivers. Buffalo’s defense also turned away the 49ers twice on drives inside their own 5-yard line.

Cole Beasley caught nine passes for 130 yards and a touchdown and Stefon Diggs added 92 yards on 10 catches as the 49ers defense struggled to slow down Buffalo’s attack. Gabriel Davis, Dawson Knox and Isaiah McKenzie also caught touchdown passes for the Bills.

The 49ers were playing their first home game in their temporary residence in Arizona due to relocation from the Bay Area due to local COVID-19 restrictions. Meanwhile, it was the Bills’ second game in the stadium in the last four weeks after their loss to the Cardinals on a last second Hail Mary on Nov. 15.

The 49ers managed to turn away the Bills on their opening drive as the Bills marched 74 yards to the 1-yard line before a turnovers on downs on an incomplete pass intended for Lee Smith.

The Bills then answered with a goal line stand of their own after a 97-yard San Francisco drive ended on a stuffed Jeff Wilson Jr. run.

However, a fumbled exchange before Allen and Zack Moss led to a quick score on a 2-yard pass from Nick Mullens to Brandon Aiyuk to give the 49ers a 7-0 lead.

Buffalo would score on their next four possessions with three drives ended with touchdowns.

Beasley caught a 5-yard touchdown and Knox added a 4-yard score before Tyler Bass‘ 37-yard field goal gave the Bills a 17-7 lead at halftime.

A 45-yard field goal from Robbie Gould closed the gap to 17-10 before the Bills pulled away. Allen and McKenzie connected on a 23-yard touchdown to take a 24-10 advantage. After Mullens was intercepted by Micah Hyde on a deflected pass, Bass added a 28-yard field goal to push the lead to 27-10.

Mullens hit fullback Kyle Juszczyk for a 6-yard touchdown but the Bills answered with Davis’ 28-yard touchdown to go up 34-17. Mullens was intercepted by Tre'Davious White at the goal line on a pass intended for Wilson to thwart any comeback chances for the 49ers. Mullens and Jordan Reed added a 5-yard touchdown pass inside the final minute to close the final margin to 34-24.

Mullens completed 26-of-39 passes for 316 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Aiyuk caught five passes for 95 yards and a touchdown in his first game back from the COVID-19 list.

36 responses to “Monday Night Football: Josh Allen tosses four TDs in 34-24 win over 49ers

  1. The Niners were blatantly outmatched. Buffalo’s first punt came with less than 4 minutes left in the game. That should pretty much sum up the disparity between these two teams.

    Not the way you want your season to officially end but so it goes. Hopefully next year we return healthy and primed for another playoff run.

    Congrats Bills on your success this season, a much deserved reward for being one of the most loyal and ardent fanbases in the League.

  2. I mean – does ANYONE still doubt Josh Allen?

    Bills fans have waited a long time, but the wait is definitely over. Allen is going to win a ton of games for this team.

  3. Let’s go Buffalo!!!! 9-3!

    That’s our QB!: 80% completion rate, 375 yards, 4 TDs.

    Luv ya, Josh!!!

  4. How is it that with all these TD passes on the season Diggs only has a measly 4 of them, even more so with all those receptions he’s racking up?

  5. Josh Allen is doing a really good job, and may one day be in the MVP conversation throughout the nation. He has moxie. But you have to admit that barring injury to Mahomes and Rodgers… MVP is still in the future, not 2020.

  6. Very little pressure on Josh Allen gave him the ability to throw dime after dime. 49ers defense looked like garbage and he made them pay for it. Sherman got burned over and over which was nice to see actually. The AFC East is wild this year.

  7. Florio’s take: The 49ers have a complex and diverse running game. The Bills have a hard time stopping the run. San Francisco continues its unlikely run to a playoff berth, where the 49ers will be very dangerous if they make it.

    Florio’s pick: 49ers 21, Bills 20.
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    Thanks Mr.Florio. Please keep doubting the Bills. We love the Underdog role.
    Man, that COMPLEX running scheme sure fooled us.
    All snark aside. Anyone paying attention knows that the Bills are finally getting healthy on the D-side of the ball and in the running game on offense. Daboll outcoached Saleh on the national stage, despite leaving 11 points inside the 5 on the table.
    Next up: a very dangerous Pitt team coming off a huge upset loss. Doesn’t get any easier.

  8. The Big Guy is proving EVERYONE outside of the Bills Organization Wrong!!!!…Where are all the haters Now??? Where’s Mr 52% ? Where’s trash Allen???..Joe?? Less then 3 seasons Allen has become one of the most Feared QB’s in the league!!!

  9. No dog in the fight, but very happy for all Bills fan who have endured alot over the years and never wavered in their support of their team. May this be a super season!

  10. Impressed with both teams. The Bills for rolling and the ravaged Niners for fighting doggedly.

  11. RE:Josh Allen. As Dr. J said after the first time he played with a just out of high school Moses Moline: “I believe”.

  12. joetoronto says:
    December 7, 2020 at 11:47 pm
    I’m shocked the 8-3 underdogs upset the 5-6 favorites.

    *** want to remind us about how your raiders did against the bills earlier in the year? you just worry about needing coaches to make ultimate screw ups in order for your team to beat the jets

  13. Josh Allen was a dog out there last night. In complete command offensively. Was fun to watch.

    Playoffs will be good this year with all kinds of new teams and young talent.

  14. Bills took care of business….not like them Raiders squeaking one by on a bad DC play call. Gruden needs to send a Christmas card to Gregg.

  15. Saleh is the hot name to become a head coach? He sat back & played zone for an entire game as the opposing QB completed 80% of his passes. Great adjustments genius. I don’t care what players you might be missing, at some point you needed to go into your bag of tricks & show Allen some different coverages. I knew SF was in trouble when Saleh commented earlier in the week that he was impressed with JA17 & he was unaware he was so good. Where have you been dude?

  16. “Saleh is the hot name to become a head coach? He sat back & played zone for an entire game as the opposing QB completed 80% of his passes.”

    They also tried out man in the second half and that was even worse.

    I keep preparing for that Billsy loss. I need to look to the future. This coaching staff and team are mature and buttoned up (unlike Chris Simms’s podcast). Looking forward to the weeks to come. Go Bills!!!!

  17. But, but Kyle Shanahan is a good coach!

    People keep saying this and there is almost no evidence to prove he is a successful head coach. There is only evidence that Jimmy Garoppolo has won a lot of games in this league.

  18. Ryan Wiuff says:
    December 8, 2020 at 12:25 am
    How is it that with all these TD passes on the season Diggs only has a measly 4 of them, even more so with all those receptions he’s racking up?

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    He is undoubtedly doing his part as well as anyone to make sure the Bills consistently get into position to score by any means necessary. See the block Diggs hit to get Dawson Knox into the end zone? That’s an unselfish player. He’s more concerned with contributing to wins than personal stats. That’s why

  19. Diggs is a diva. He is a malcontent. He will ruin the Bills. Buffalo overpaid. WR Jefferson is better.
    The reality. Diggs has embraced his new team. Diggs is a consummate professional. Diggs can be seen not only leading the league in receptions but throwing blocks & getting his teammates into the end zone. Watch Diggs react to a TD scored by another WR. You can’t fake that enthusiasm. Overlooked is the culture in Buffalo. It is real. This team has suffered some stinging losses & rebounded nicely. LFG

  20. Wonder if the fact san Francisco is primary playing with backups had anything to do with their loss.

  21. mlhigh77 says:
    December 8, 2020 at 6:54 am
    No dog in the fight, but very happy for all Bills fan who have endured alot over the years and never wavered in their support of their team. May this be a super season!

    _________________________________________________________________________

    Fellow Broncos fan: Same here – hope Bills win it all!

  22. SF had the 6th ranked defense. No apologies necessary. The game was not as close as the score indicated. 1 game does not turn saleh into a crap coach. The bills just handled their business last night.
    Josh Allen played as well as anyone in a game has before.

  23. Josh Allen is doing a really good job, and may one day be in the MVP conversation throughout the nation. He has moxie. But you have to admit that barring injury to Mahomes and Rodgers… MVP is still in the future, not 2020.

    Won’t argue but you have to admit, he’s at least in the conversation

  24. lz69 says:
    December 8, 2020 at 11:18 am
    Wonder if the fact san Francisco is primary playing with backups had anything to do with their loss
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    You’re right! Only the Niners play with injuries and back ups. Sour grapes bud? They lost because they lost to the better team on the field that day. Bills only punt was with 4 minutes left in the game. Niners had their chests puffed out after the Rams and the Bills deflated that quickly.

  25. Gotta give a LOTTA LOVE to the Bills O-line. None of this works without those 5-6 guys up front, period.

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