Go ahead and blame offensive line play, blame the play calling and coach’s decisions, but the bottom line is that Josh Allen did not play his best game. It certainly wasn’t his worst game, but with two fumbles, one lost, and a few missed open passes, Allen put the offense in a few tough situations.
Allen finished 30 of 51 for 270 yards and one touchdown, while only completed 58.8% of his passes against a stout Pittsburgh defense. If the Bills want to be true Super Bowl contenders, Allen needs to play at an MVP level even when others around him aren’t. An argument can be made that the coaching staff did not put him in great situations to succeed, but missing on multiple occasions, including a deep pass to Emmanuel Sanders that most likely would have ended in a touchdown, and even some short passes that should be made.
Allen admitted that he wasn’t taking what the Steelers were giving him and may have tried to force too many throws. Luckily, for Allen, he has played some of the best games of his career against the Miami Dolphins. He will look to bounce back in a big way in Week 2.