Josh Allen adds another NFL first after impressive Bills win over Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC Wildcard Playoffs - Buffalo Bills
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. Josh Allen is the best quarterback in the league. I don't care about the turnovers, you can talk to me about that until you're blue in the face, and at the end of the day, if that's all you can hang your hat on, it's just not enough. The things that Allen does on the field, only one other quarterback in the league can even come close to matching him.

Allen completed 21 of 30 passes and 203 yards with three touchdowns, in dominating the Steelers 31 - 17. He also added another 74 yards on the ground for a touchdown. 52 of those yards came on a scintillating 52-yard run with Allen breaking tackles and ankles. With the performance, Allen became the only quarterback in NFL history to toss three or more touchdowns, with more than 70 yards rushing and a touchdown.

At only 27 years old, I don't think this will be the last time we are going to hear, "Josh Allen is the first in league history to "insert stat". The 52-yard touchdown run was a thing of beauty and the second-longest run by a quarterback in postseason history. Second only to Collin Kaepernick's 56-yard run back in 2013 against the Breen Bay Packers during a divisional playoff matchup.

The Bills are 5 - 4 in the playoffs now since Josh Allen became the starting quarterback. In those games, Allen has 2,537 yards, and 20 touchdown passes, with 491 yards on the ground and another three touchdowns. What might surprise some outside of Bills Mafia, he has thrown only four interceptions in postseason play. Take these numbers on a per-game basis and Allen is averaging over 281 yards passing, 2.5 total touchdowns, less than one interception per game, and 54.5 yards rushing.

The Bills' defense continues to play well despite the injuries but going forward, Allen will need to maintain his level of play. Based on his postseason numbers, I don't think that will be a problem. Allen almost always seems to take his play to another level when the playoffs begin, and I expect nothing less next week when the Buffalo Bills host Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.


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