This was not the same performance by Josh Allen on Sunday against the Panthers that he showed the prior week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, this could have been by design as Allen didn’t run nearly as much as the prior week with only three rushing attempts compared to 12 the prior week.
In Week 15, Josh Allen tried to be more of a passer and this could have been due to the Bills’ quarterback still dealing with the lingering effects of a foot injury. Josh Allen also wasn’t throwing the ball as deep as he typically has with an average of only 6.2 yards per pass attempt.
He finished the game with 210 passing yards, three touchdowns, and one interception and did just enough to keep the offense on track.
The Buffalo Bills didn’t want Josh Allen to run as much as he did the prior week but also didn’t want to abandon the run. This opened the door for Devin Singletary to be more involved than he has in months and had a career-high 22 rushing attempts for 86 yards, which was a season-high for the third-year running back.
Singletary got off to a fast start with a 16-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the second quarter. He also helped close out the game with seven rushing attempts on the final offensive drive that went over four minutes.
The Bills have split carries for most of the season among their running backs but the past two weeks it has been almost exclusively Devin Singletary. I would imagine they continue this until it stops working.