Josh Allen: People are going to remember Taron Johnson’s play for a long time

Divisional Round - Baltimore Ravens v Buffalo Bills
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The Bills are headed to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 1993 and cornerback Taron Johnson had a big hand in making that happen.

The Ravens were driving for a potential game-tying touchdown late in the third quarter on Saturday night when Lamar Jackson tried a pass for tight end Mark Andrews in the end zone. Johnson read the play, stepped in front of the pass, and returned it 101 yards for a touchdown that put the Bills up by two touchdowns.

Johnson said “all I did was cheat and he didn’t see me” when discussing the play, but quarterback Josh Allen noted that what he did amounted to a lot more than that.

“A play that people are going to remember for a long time here in Buffalo, potentially a franchise-altering play,” Allen said, via Matthew Fairburn of TheAthletic.com.

There’s a lot about this Bills team that people in Buffalo are going to remember and a win next weekend would make it as memorable as any in franchise history.

13 responses to “Josh Allen: People are going to remember Taron Johnson’s play for a long time

  1. The game changer. That interception return for a TD is what clinched the game.

    You’d be hard pressed to find anyone believing the Ravens were going to pull it out after that play.

  2. For all the press that Jackson has gotten, Josh Allen is the prototype of what skills you want your running QB to possess.

    Allen is a QB who can beat you with his arm and uses his legs to keep you off balance.
    Jackson beats you with his legs and occasionally throws.

    Allen’s style of play is sustainable long term, Jackson is one leg injury from being out of the league.

  3. Unless you are a fan of another team in the AFC east, how can you not enjoy what’s happening with this franchise?

  4. Left unsaid was that Lamar Jackson threw the ball directly to him. The catch was ordinary, the run was good, the throw by Lamar was horrible.

  5. I think the Bills just created a blueprint on how to defeat Jackson & the Ravens. They deserve a lot of credit for holding the Ravens to only 3 points.

    It was funny listening to the announcers all over the Ravens field goal kicker, only to jinx his next two tries.

    Was a good game to watch IMO.

  6. Lamar has what Tarkenton, Cunningham, Vick, Tebow, Griffin III, along with any other option type QB doesn’t have. At least one extra gear in his engine and the ability to go almost from a stand still to 20 mph (literally) in < 3 seconds as well as moves defy logic (remember that run against the Bengals game last year???) What a fantastic talent. But man does he need to work on throwing and the those mechanics.

  7. auscon4 says:
    Lamar has what Tarkenton, Cunningham, Vick, Tebow, Griffin III, along with any other option type QB doesn’t have.
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    I’m not a Vikings fan, but Fran Tarkenton doesn’t belong on your list of running quarterbacks. He was a scrambler, not a runner, a distinction many younger fans seem unable to distinguish.
    Tarkenton, like a later-day Steve Young, was a very good pass-first, eyes-downfield guy who happened to be very good at eluding pressure when he had to. If he had no other option, or an obvious opportunity presented itself, he ran. But he always thought pass first, always went through his progressions, and more often he used his legs to buy himself throwing time.
    At the time of his retirement Tarkenton owned every significant NFL passing record, including 3,686 pass completions, 47,003 passing yards, and 342 touchdowns. No one will ever say that about Lamar Jackson.

  8. Before the Steelers won their first super bowl, Franco Harris made the “Immaculate Reception”. Then that team went on to win 4 Super Bowls. Before Joe Montana won his four Super Bowls there was Dwight Clark making “The Catch”. Those were two big plays that a lot football fans remember, but every 49ers and Steelers fan will never forget them because they came before any of the Super Bowls . If the 49ers never won a super bowl, I’m not so sure Dwight’s catch would even have a name associated with it. So I see what Josh Allen is thinking, but they have some more work to do before Taron Johnson’s play will live on forever in the minds of Bills’ fans.

  9. Most exciting play by a longshot in a game that was otherwise a taffy pull. No horse in the race but the Bills are a nice feel good story so I’m happy to see them moving on. They’re good enough to take the Browns in Buffalo… Chiefs in KC I’m not so sure.

  10. I think the Bills just created a blueprint on how to defeat Jackson & the Ravens.
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    This has been said after every one of Lamar Jackson’s 10 losses as a starting QB, such a tiresome narrative by the unimaginative.

  11. Keep believing this knucklehead can win in the playoffs, Ravens fans. We love your unwavering hope. LMAO

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