AFC East QB Power Rankings: The Aaron Rodgers injury aftermath

An Aaron Rodgers injury and more Josh Allen turnovers make things interesting in Week 1
Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen
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3. Josh Allen, Bills

It was a rough night for Josh Allen. The only saving grace he had for these rankings is the fact that the Jets were forced to play Zach Wilson. Despite turning the ball over four times, Allen still played a better game, for the most part. He made more plays that counted toward a winning style of football.

Speaking of those turnovers, though, it was a topic spoken much about over the offseason. Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott each acknowledged the fact that Allen had to cut down on his turnovers from a year ago. We heard things like Allen being as focused and locked-in as ever, and gunning to turn things around in that category.

Still, Allen tossed three interceptions and lost a fumble while being sacked five times. It was an ugly night for the veteran, and what hurts even more is the loss to an Aaron Rodgers-less Jets team. It felt like a fluke last year when Wilson and the Jets beat Buffalo, but for it to happen again and unexpectedly? That hurts.

Fortunately, Allen gets an opportunity to bounce back next week against a Raiders defense that turned it around in the second half against Russell Wilson. But, Las Vegas probably won't have as good of luck against Allen and the Bills, especially coming off a hard loss like this one.