Josh Allen with two rushing touchdowns in Week 17, sets NFL record

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images) /

Josh Allen is off to a fast start, utilizing his legs, against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17

The Buffalo Bills are off to a fast start thanks to Josh Allen and his ability to run. After falling down 2-0 after Marquez Stevenson fumbled a punt return that the Bills recovered in the end zone for a safety, Josh Allen seemingly took the game over, as he has done time and time again recently.

The Bills’ first offensive drive would go 15 plays, 69 yards that had 10 plays inside the red zone that included seven pass attempts by Allen. The Bills had the ball at the one-yard line after the Falcons were called for pass interference in the end zone.

Josh Allen took matters into his own hands and ran the ball off the left side and was able to jog into the end zone for the first touchdown of the game for Buffalo.

The Bills weren’t on the sideline long as Greg Rousseau had a strip-sack that was recovered by Harrison Phillips at the 18 yard line. The offense was back on the field and on the sixth play of the drive, Allen went to the right side this time and ran it in for a touchdown from four yards out.

Josh Allen sets an NFL record with the two rushing touchdowns

The two rushing touchdowns by Josh Allen in the first quarter gave the Bills’ quarterback his sxith rushing touchdown of the season. According to the Buffalo Bills PR department, Allen is the first quarterback in NFL history to have four straight years with six or more rushing touchdowns.

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For his career, Allen already has 31 rushing touchdowns and this is now tied for the third-most in franchise history, regardless of position. In this game, he surpassed Travis Henry and is now tied with Cookie Gilchrist.