Josh Allen proved he could put Bills on his back under pressure

Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

On a Saturday slate featuring three games, it was the Buffalo Bills that provided the second of two dramatic matchups.

Taking on a Miami Dolphins team which was scrutinized all week long and questioned for whether or not they could play in the cold elements, the Bills got all they could handle. It took a fourth quarter comeback and game-winning field goal for the Bills to pull off the victory.

Tua Tagovailoa and the Phins were on their game, and particularly strong in the rushing attack.

Raheem Mostert stole the show, tallying 136 yards on the ground in this one. Acting as the main guy with Jeff Wilson out, Mostert stepped in and had his best game of the season. But, he wasn’t the only one to make noise on the ground.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen also had one of his best games of the season, throwing for 304 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. He led the Bills in rushing, with 77 yards on the ground himself.

It was late in the game, though, where Allen did most of his damage with those legs.

Josh Allen proved late in the game that he can do it all, willing the Bills to victory.

In the fourth quarter, the Bills found themselves down by eight. It’s a tough spot, knowing that you not only have to score but also convert on a two-point attempt. Yet, with just under 12 minutes to go in the game, Allen and the Bills embarked on what would end up being a statement drive by their offense.

On that lone drive, Allen rushed for 50 of his 77 yards, including a 44-yard scamper that set up his touchdown pass to Dawson Knox. On that 7-play drive, Allen carried it four times. It was almost as if he decided, prior to taking the field, that he was going to take this one himself. This drive was going to be an “all eyes on me” type of drive for the MVP candidate.

Fans watching this game could feel that, too. Allen simply looked different on that drive. He looked like a man possessed — a guy who was not going to allow anybody to stop him. And that’s exactly what he did. He drove down and scored. Not only that, but he took it in for the 2-point conversion all on his own.

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This was a game that Miami clearly got up for; a game they knew they had to have. But, despite the Dolphins’ best efforts, it was Allen who came through and proved he was still that dude.