For the third consecutive game, the Buffalo Bills (5-4) are back on primetime in Week 10 for a Monday night battle where they host the visiting Denver Broncos (3-5). The Bills have been inconsistent as a team over the last month of football and they are one week into the tough portion of their schedule. They are coming off a Sunday night loss against the Cincinnati Bengals last week, which was Josh Allen's first Sunday night loss in his career.
Since 2020, Allen has played in seven Monday night games with the Bills, where has more losses than wins (3-4). In 2020, the Bills lost to the Kansas City Chiefs early in the season before picking up two Monday victories later on against the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots.
In 2021, Buffalo lost both of their Monday night matchups against the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots. In the game against the Titans, it was a back-and-forth game in which the Bills had the opportunity to punch the ball in from the goaline on fourth down but Allen slipped which gave the Titans the victory. In the "wind game" where then rookie quarterback Mac Jones only threw three passes, it was a run fest for the Patriots who ended up getting a 14-10 win in Orchard Park.
Last season, the Bills' home opener against the Titans was in Week 2 where Buffalo beat down Tennessee which included a pick six for All-Pro linebacker Matt Milano. The Bills would go on to win 41-7.
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills try to erase the disappointment from Week 1
Then in Week 1 of this season, the anticipated Josh Allen vs. Aaron Rodgers between the Bills and Jets ended up being the Zach Wilson show and the New York defense getting to Allen all game long. Allen had four turnovers himself and was sacked five times. The Jets would go on to beat the Bills in overtime, 22-16.
Despite having a losing record, Allen has thrown 19 touchdowns to only 5 interceptions on Monday night matchups, which shows that he can play smart football under the lights.
Allen is heading into his eighth Monday night game, with a career of under .500 and he will look to get back up to that mark against the Broncos.