Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen, offense rebound in opening drive against Chicago Bears

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The Buffalo Bills’ starting offense led by Josh Allen was looking to get a better start this week, compared to their horrendous performance last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With a fresh week and the Steelers’ game in the rearview mirror, the Bills offense started off their first possession controlling the clock, making the short plays to pick up the first downs, and would eventually end up with six points on the scoreboard.

The Bills ended the 12-play drive capped off with a two-yard rushing touchdown by Damien Harris. Their first drive last week against the Steelers ended with a quick three-and-out and it only got worse from there on out. 

Allen went 5 for 7 for 49 yards on his first drive, including two 3rd down receptions to wide receiver Stefon Diggs to keep the drive alive. He also displayed his ability to extend the play to get the Bills into scoring position when he scrambled out to the right due to the protection collapsing and zipped the ball to Gabriel Davis to set up a first-and-goal.

The Bills offensive line also bounced back from a bad week last week, only allowing the pocket to collapse twice on the opening drive, including Mitch Morse getting pancaked on the play that Allen zipped it to Davis to pick up the first down.

After Bills’ head coach Sean McDermott said that the starters would play, Allen was pulled after the Bills’ first drive which should be an indication that the coaching staff is more impressed with how Allen was able to display his game today rather than last week. Now that Allen is done for the day, his next focus will be on the New York Jets in week one where the Bills head to MetLife to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Jets.

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