The Buffalo Bills (7-6) find themselves on a high note after walking into Arrowhead and leaving with a 20-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Keeping their playoff hopes alive, Buffalo will now get ready to take on the Dallas Cowboys at home next week. The Bills desperately needed this win, especially in the conference. If they had lost, we might be talking about the offseason already.
In the first half, the Bills took a 14-7 lead going into halftime, putting up two touchdowns before the Chiefs could respond with one themselves. The first Buffalo touchdown was a passing touchdown from Josh Allen to James Cook who flipped his way into the endzone for six points. Then Allen kept the ball himself and was pushed in the middle of the pile that crossed the goal-line to give the Bills just their second touchdown of the game.
Allen did a little bit of everything with his arms and his legs. He did however extend his interception streak to nine consecutive games with an interception that he threw in the second half. At the end of the day, that was the only costly mistake that Allen made. In the second half, Allen could not get anything going on the offense but it was not because of him. It was a mixture of lack of protection upfront, dropped passes and lack of separation from the receivers.
Allen would finish the game completing just 55% of his throws for 233 yards, 2 total touchdowns and one turnover. He was also sacked 3 times.
This game was one of those games where it is hard to pinpoint what exactly went wrong because at the end of the day, there was so much going wrong for the Bills at one point. However, that cannot be said about Allen. He was making plays off of his back foot near the sideline and escaping pressure that should have resulted in a sack. With the Bills winning, that is all that matters for Buffalo moving forward and Allen did all he could do despite not getting the help he needed in the second half.