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Josh Allen named AFC Offensive Player of the Week


It was an entertaining ending last Saturday night for Bills fans and not surprisingly QB Josh Allen was at the center of it. Allen's 25-40 passing day for 304 yards, four touchdowns, and 119.2 passer rating not only weighed heavily in Buffalo's 32-29 win over division rival Miami but was also good enough to earn him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for Week 15.

Allen led the Bills' offense on a game-winning 15-play, 86-yard drive that milked the clock of all but two seconds in regulation allowing K Tyler Bass to kick a 25-yard field goal to secure the victory, Buffalo's fifth straight.

Buffalo's quarterback also had 10 carries for 77 yards including a season-long 44-yard run on the team's game-tying touchdown drive in the fourth quarter and capped that drive with an acrobatic leap over the Miami defense to secure the Bills' first two-point conversion of the season. 

Allen's performance was one of only three games all-time with 300-plus passing yards, 75-plus rushing yards, and four or more passing touchdowns in league history, joining Michael Vick (at WAS 11/15/10 & Cam Newton at NYG 12/20/15).

His four touchdowns also tied Allen with Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino for the most total touchdowns in a player's first five seasons all-time with 171.

"He makes plays that I've never seen before," said Bills' TE Dawson Knox, who caught Allen's final touchdown pass in the game. "Sometimes you kind of turn into a fan while you're watching him. I've kind of talked about it before, it's not even surprising at this point. You're just like, 'Oh, there's Josh being Josh again. He's the best quarterback in the league, the best football player in the league. So anytime you've got him on your team, you've got a chance to win."

This is the 10th AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor for Allen in his career and his third this season, having also earned the recognition in Week 5 and Week 6 this season.

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