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Josh Allen earns AFC Player of the Week award | Week 2


After posting a passing day equal to the third-most prolific day in team history with 417 yards along with four touchdown passes, Josh Allen was a lock for AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his Week 2 performance in Buffalo's 31-28 victory at Miami. 

This is the third time Allen has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week with all three coming at the expense of the Miami Dolphins. 

The first time was in Week 17 of the 2018 season when he threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more in a 42-17 win over Miami.

He won it a second time in a win over the Dolphins in Week 11 last year when he posted a then career-best 117.7 passer rating in a 37-20 victory.

Allen, who produced the best passer rating day of his career (147) this past Sunday, also staged a fourth quarter comeback, the eighth of his young career. 

"He's got ice water in his veins man, said head coach Sean McDermott. "There's no moment that's too big for him. That was true from the very start when we got him here quite honestly. Josh is the leader. He does a great job leading by example and that winning mindset. He's a highly competitive guy as are the guys in the locker room. We've got a bunch of guys like that, which is a good thing for us."

Allen's 729 passing yards in the first two games of the season currently leads the league and is second in team annals to Jim Kelly's 744 in 1991.

Allen's 417 passing yards on Sunday against the Dolphins is the highest single-game passing yardage total in the AFC so far this year. He is also the only NFL quarterback with two 300-yard passing game performances this season.

His 417 passing yards tied for third most in a game in Bills history with Drew Bledsoe, who was the last quarterback to do it on Oct. 2nd, 2002.

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