The Buffalo Bills put themselves back into the win column on Thursday night after a 24-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The win pushes them to 5-3 on the season as they avoid falling to .500 even.
One of the biggest parts of Buffalo's win was the 427 yards of total offense 312 of them coming through the air via the way of quarterback Josh Allen. The air attack looked solid and crisp throughout most of the night for the Bills and Allen was spreading the ball out all over the Tampa Bay secondary.
When it was all said and done, Allen threw for 324 yards on a 78% completion rate (31-40) and had 2 touchdowns through the air. He had one interception that came off of a tipped pass by Buccaneers' safety Antoine Winfield Jr. and landed right into the bread basket of William Gholston.
Allen also had 41 yards and a rushing touchdown on the ground to go along with his passing accolades. Last week against the Patriots, he did not really stimulate any form of rushing as he only had 17 yards.
Simply put, Allen looked more fluid in his own game thus it made Buffalo more fluid as well. The fluidity may have stemmed from the ability to get the football to his targets in an even way. Wide receivers Gabe Davis and Stefon Diggs had 9 targets each and 87 and 70 yards respectively.
Allen also targeted the second-year man out of Boise State Khalil Shakir quite often as he went on to have the best game of his short NFL career with 92 yards on 6 catches. He brought in all of his targets.
Allen on spreading the ball around after the win over Tampa Bay:
""It was nice. The team moves really well when I can get the ball to all of our playmakers and I thought guys did a good job with the ball in thier hand making some RAC [run after catch].""
Allen seemed to have his rhythm back and his efforts kept the Bills undefeated in Highmark Stadium this season. However, next week Buffalo is on the road in Cincinnati to play the Bengals on Sunday Night Football.