Bills QB Josh Allen has been playing at a historic level this season and continued that trend in Sunday’s division-round game against the Chiefs.
Allen went 27/37 with 397 total yards four touchdowns and no interceptions.
In fact, between the Bills’ Wild-Card round win over New England and their Division-round game in Kansas City, the 25-year-old threw nine combined TDs with no INTs.
It marked the first time in NFL playoff history that a player had four passing touchdowns and zero interceptions in back-to-back games.
Josh Allen is the first QB ever with 9 Pass TD and 0 INT in any 2-game postseason span.
The man left it ALL on the field. pic.twitter.com/opuWU5K5vu
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“He’s The Best Quarterback In The NFL,” said Gabriel Davis of Allen via video conference. Davis caught all four of Allen’s TD passes, setting a single-game playoff record for receiving scores in a playoff contest.
Two of those four scoring throws came within the final 2 minutes of regulation, including one with only 13 seconds left on the clock.
The Bills defense, who had been the top unit in the NFL this season, was unsuccessful in stopping the Chiefs. Kansas City went 44 yards on two throws setting up a Harrison Butker game-tying kick to go to overtime.
Despite the QB’s legendary performance in a game many called “the Super Bowl before the Super Bowl”, Allen’s only chance to take the field again would be for the OT coin toss.
While the NFL extra time rules could rightfully be reviewed and rectified as needed, Allen took the high road after the game instead of voicing his frustrations. Choosing to be gracious in defeat, humbly demonstrating leadership and personal responsibility instead.
He also made it clear during a video conference with the press on Monday what he and the Bills focus truly is.
“It’s Super Bowl or bust around here,” Allen said. “We have to find a way to get through that barrier and bring one home to Buffalo.”