Josh Allen wins fourth AFC Offensive Player of the Week award
Josh Allen was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his performance in Week 15.
In the same week that Josh Allen was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career, he was also named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. This is the fourth time he has won the award, which is a franchise record for offensive players. The most any player won in a single season prior to was two, which was done by Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas.
This past week against the Denver Broncos, Allen finished the game with 359 passing yards with four total touchdowns (two passing and two rushing) as the Buffalo Bills won 48-19 and clinched the AFC East.
The other weeks that Allen has won the award was in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins, Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks and most recently after his Week 13 performance against the San Francisco 49ers.
Josh Allen is having an incredible season and his performance so far should have him in the MVP discussion and he can make his case even stronger with a good finish against the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins.
On the season, Allen has thrown for 4,000 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, nine interceptions as well as eight rushing touchdowns. He only needs 360 passing yards in the final two weeks to set the franchise record for passing yards, which was set by Drew Bledsoe in 2002.
The development of Josh Allen this season has not only been the top storyline for the Buffalo Bills but also one for the entire league. There aren’t many players that make a jump like Allen has in a single season.
While it has been an impressive season, the pressure will be on Josh Allen to continue this performance in the playoffs as the Buffalo Bills will have their first home playoff game in 25 years. The hope is that this will catapult them to a deep playoff run.