After accounting for 466 total yards and four touchdowns against the Steelers, Bills QB Josh Allen has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 5.
Allen had arguably his best performance of the season so far, completing 20 of 31 passes for a career-high 424 yards and a season-high 4 TDs in the Bills' 38-3 win over Pittsburgh. The Bills' first half performance was especially notable as Allen threw a 98-yard TD to Gabe Davis on the third play of the game, then had TD throws of 62, 15 and 24 yards before halftime.
Allen's 98-yard strike marked the longest touchdown play from scrimmage in the first 90 seconds of a game in NFL history. He also moved into fourth place all-time in career touchdowns in a player's first five NFL seasons, passing Peyton Manning.
"It's not too often you get a chance to do that early on in the game," Allen said of the first TD to Davis. "Obviously the kick return put us at the 2-yard line, put us behind the 8-ball there. But guys were resilient. We didn't blink. Just trusted our guys, and they made some plays."
Allen has been one of the best quarterbacks in the league over the first five weeks. His 16 total TDs lead the NFL as does his 1,651 passing yards.
The Bills and Allen have a highly-anticipated matchup this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs at 4:25 p.m.