Josh Allen: First TD pass was a throwaway, I had no idea Dawson Knox caught it

New England Patriots Vs. Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium
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Bills tight end Dawson Knox made a spectacular leaping catch to score the game’s first touchdown in Saturday night’s win over the Patriots, and quarterback Josh Allen admitted after the game that he got lucky to have a receiver in the area on a throw he never thought would be caught.

Allen said he was trying to throw the ball away out the back of the end zone and thought he had thrown it so far out of the field of play that he didn’t even look to see where the ball went. Only when the crowd started cheering did Allen grasp that it wasn’t an incompletion.

“I thought I threw the ball away. He made an unbelievable play, but I got hit and I got up and I was going back to the huddle,” Allen said. “Everybody was celebrating and I had no idea what was going on. I sat down and I was like, ‘What happened?'”

Allen said only when he was on the bench and the video scoreboard showed the replay did he see Knox’s catch.

“Holy crap, I did not mean for that to happen,” Allen said he exclaimed when he saw the touchdown.

Allen said Knox deserves all the credit.

“Dawson was in the right place at the right time,” Allen said. “And made an unbelievable play.”

17 responses to “Josh Allen: First TD pass was a throwaway, I had no idea Dawson Knox caught it

  1. Destiny has brought us all here to witness the end of the Patriots Dynasty by the hands of the Buffalo Bills.

    Pats Nation, welcome to the 2000’s Cowboys phase of your franchise.

  2. I was wondering about that throw. It looked like he was throwing it away to me but when Knox caught it I thought it was an amazing throw. Nice to hear Allen say this. It makes the play even more amazing.

  3. I thought it was a throw away pass when it left his hands and then thought it was an incredible throw when Knox leaped up to catch it.

    I’m sure this makes the Patriots feel better about their defense not making a single stop tonight. Didn’t Belichick set a record spending $163 million this year in guaranteed contracts?

    Historically speaking, teams that set the record, usually fall off the map in year 2. Have fun.

  4. I want to see a Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals AFC championship game to earn the right to play in the super bowl. Then whoever wins(I like both teams,be happy either way)go on to lay a beat down on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers so severe,it effectively puts Tom Brady out to pasture. American needs this!

  5. First thing I said when he threw that, he’s throwing it away. When it was caught I said wow that was a great throw.

  6. ctingersoll says:
    January 16, 2022 at 10:08 am
    Were that Joe Montana was this honest…


    He is on record as saying he was trying to throw it away.

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