Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen has historically bounced back after bad games

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Josh Allen has gotten a lot of criticism thrown his way this week, and rightfully so, after an awful game against the New York Jets. The Bills would lose 22-16 in overtime and while they wouldn't have gotten to overtime without a great drive in the closing minutes by Allen, they wouldn't have even been in that position if it wasn't for his turnovers.

In Week 1 against the Jets, Allen would have four total turnovers (3 interceptions, one fumble) and while these type of games don't happen often there has been five occasions since the 2019 season where Allen has had three or more turnovers in a game.

However, one of the great qualities of Josh Allen is his resiliency and putting those games behind him. He has done exactly and usually has good games the following week.

In 2019, Allen would have four turnovers (2 interceptions, 2 fumbles lost) in Week 1 against the New York Jets. The next week against the Giants, he would throw for 253 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions.

A few weeks later in 2019, Josh Allen had three interceptions against the New England Patriots but would respond the following week against the Tennessee Titans with 219 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns and one interception.

In 2021, there were two occurences where Allen had these type of games with the first being in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This game was a horrible performance as the Jaguars were one of the worst teams in the league and the Bills would lose 9-6 as Allen had two interceptions and one fumble lost.

The next week, the Bills played the Jets and Allen bounced back to throw for 366 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Then in Week 17, Allen once again had three turnovers (3 interceptions) but the following week against the Jets, he would throw for 239 yards and two touchdowns.

Last year, Allen had two interceptions and one fumble lost in Week 10 but in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns was more conservative but didn't have any turnovers while throwing 197 yards and one touchdown in a game that was moved to Detroit due to the blizzard.

The most important theme of all these games is that the Buffalo Bills are 5-0 and outscored their opponents 145-71 and scored at least 27 points in four of those five games. The Buffalo Bills seemingly find themselves in an early must-win game and if history is able to repeat itself, they should feel great about their chances.

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