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Josh Allen earns AFC Offensive Player of the Week award | Week 9


Bills quarterback Josh Allen is this week's AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against the Seahawks.

Allen completed 81.6 percent of his passes (31 of 38) for 415 passing yards. He threw for three touchdowns and rushed in for one. Allen earned the AFC Offensive Player of the Month award earlier this season after a win in Week 2 against Miami. He joins Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas as the only Bills to win this award twice in one season. This is the fourth time he has won the award in his career.

The third-year quarterback joins Bills Legend and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly as the only players in team history to attempt at least 35 passes and tally an 80 percent completion percentage or better. Allen had 24 completions and 282 passing yards in the first half, which is the most by any quarterback this season and the most by a Bills quarterback in the first half since 1991.

The Bills quarterback is the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era with at least 400 passing yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 130 passer rating in multiple games in a season.

After his performance, Allen said it was good to find the end zone after not throwing a touchdown pass in the previous two weeks.

"I think the last few weeks, we've been moving the heck out of the ball," Allen said. "We just haven't been putting many points on the board. It was good today. We got some touchdowns instead of field goals. Still left a lot of meat on the bone though, and I truly mean that.

"It's going to be fun to watch this one and still learn from it and try to get better from it. We're moving the ball around, we've got weapons outside that I'm not sure too many people can keep up with those guys, so I've got to make good decisions and put the ball in their hands and let them make some plays."

Over the last three seasons, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has gotten to know what Allen is like as a player and a person. Daboll explained he was proud of the way Allen performed on Sunday after finding out he lost his grandmother. The offensive coordinator loves the type of teammate he is to the Bills.

"He doesn't try to pretend to be something that he's not," Daboll said. "He has a way of connecting to people from really all over. And he lays it on the line. He's a good listener. He's demanding of himself, puts in a lot of work. He knows, like we all know, for all of us we're far from a finished product.

"This dude's buffalo. He's got a chip on his shoulder. We just take it one day at a time and one practice at a time, that's his mantra. That's all of our mantras. We have a long way to go here, but he's a player, albeit, three years in league that really cares about his teammates. Smart, tough, dependable, fortunate to get to work with him."

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