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Top 10 stats to know about Josh Allen's sizzling start through Week 6


We're just six weeks into the regular season, and Bills quarterback Josh Allen keeps getting better and better. We still have 11 games left in the regular season so there's plenty of time left for Allen to shock us even more.

Since we're at the bye week, it's the perfect opportunity to look back on the many things that Allen has done so far this season to help give the Bills a 5-1 record through six games.

1. Total touchdowns leader

Allen leads the NFL right now with 19 total touchdowns and is tied for first with 17 passing touchdowns. Allen's 17 passing touchdowns through six games qualifies for a new franchise record. The previous record, 16, was set by Allen in 2020.

His three passing touchdowns against the Chiefs makes it six times in the last 10 regular season games that Allen has thrown for at least three passing touchdowns in a game. He is also the only QB in NFL history to have at least 120 passing touchdowns (120) and 30 rushing touchdowns (33) in a quarterback's first five seasons.

Head coach Sean McDermott says it's been fun watching Allen grow into being one of the faces of the NFL.

"He's just grown leaps and bounds through his career to this point," McDermott shared. "It's been fun to watch, having a front row seat to watch his development and growth. He seems so comfortable in his own skin, off the field on the field."

2. 12th game with this stat

With his 329 passing yards and three passing touchdowns against the Chiefs, Allen now has 12 career games with at least 300 passing yards and three passing touchdowns. This number ties former Bills QB and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly for the most in Bills history.

Week 6 marked Allen's 18th career game in which he's thrown for at least 300 yards. It was also his fourth game (Chiefs, Dolphins, Titans, Tennessee) this season with that stat.

3. 44 wins

Thanks to Buffalo's 24 to 20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, Allen now 44 career wins as a starter in the regular season. Sunday's win breaks his tie with former Bills QB Jack Kemp (43) for 3rd most wins by a starting Bills quarterback in regular season play.

His .667 win percentage (44-22) in the regular season is the second best among Bills quarterbacks with at least 30 starts.

4. First quarterback to do this

Allen is the first starting quarterback to beat Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes twice at Arrowhead Stadium.

In Sunday's win over the Chiefs, Allen completed 27 of 40 passing attempts for 329 passing yards and threw for three touchdowns. Allen's first win in Arrowhead came during the 2021 season when the Bills beat the Chiefs 38 to 20 in Week 5. In that game, Allen was 15 of 26 for 315 passing yards and threw for three touchdowns.

In "big" games, many players notice Allen's calmness in the heat of the moment. Linebacker Von Miller is new to the team this year but has already loved following his QB's lead.

"I think we're all following Josh Allen's lead," Miller said. "He's one of the best quarterbacks in the league, if not the best. And he comes into work and he just has this aura about him. And it's not an overly confident thing, you can just look in his eyes and you can tell he's at peace with his game."

5. 13-straight

In Week 6, Allen completed 13 consecutive passing attempts against the Chiefs between the second and third quarter. This sets a new career high for Allen. He has had 12-straight completions three different times.

His 13-straight completions ties the third longest streak in Bills history, which happened last in 2012 with Ryan Fitzpatrick as the quarterback.

6. Best at this in Bills history

Allen now has a 92.9 career passer rating, which is the best in Bills history. He had a 117.6 passer rating against the Chiefs in Week 6. It was the 21st game of his career (minimum 20 passing attempts) with a passer rating of at least 100.

7. 1,980

Allen leads the NFL with 1,980 passing yards through six games. The next best is Colts quarterback Matt Ryan who has 1,765 passing yards. This number is the second-most passing yards through six games in Bills history (Drew Bledsoe 2,016 in 2002).

Allen's 16,094 career passing yards are the third-most in Bills history. The QB is one of three in NFL history with at least 16,000 passing yards and 2,500 rushing yards (2,582) in his first five seasons (Cam Newton, Russell Wilson are other two).

8. The Bills are 20-1 with this stat under Allen

Allen has a 109.1 passer rating to start the 2022 season, which is the second highest in the NFL. His two highest passer ratings this season came in Week 2 against the Titans (128.9) and Week 5 against the Steelers (134.1). The Bills are 20-1 when Allen has a passer rating of at least 100.

Allen also has 96 passing first downs, which ties for the best in the NFL.

9. Big-play Allen

So far this season, Allen has 25 completions of at least 20 yards, which ties for the most in the NFL. The QB is also averaging 8.28 yards per pass attempt this year, which is second best in the league.

Two of Allen's receivers in Gabe Davis and Stefon Diggs have been averaging big numbers this year thanks to their QB. Davis is averaging 27.4 yards per reception, which is a career high and leads the NFL. Diggs ranks second in the NFL averaging 109.3 receiving yards per game.

Diggs thinks Allen's play elevates his ability as a receiver.

"Josh has that energy that makes you want to play harder and get open and catch the ball," Diggs said. "It's the opposite of feeling like pressure because pressure is something you're not really ready for. Some people call it good pressure, but for me, I just feel like it puts me in the right mental state that he's counting on me, and I'm ready."

10. Not like other QBs

Even though it's not something quarterbacks usually attempt to do, Allen has multiple hurdles in his five-year NFL career. The QB had an epic hurdle over Chiefs safety Justin Reid in Week 6. Let's just say our QB has more hurdles than yours does. He also has 21 rushes that has gone for first downs this season, which is the fourth most for quarterbacks.

At this point, Allen's teammates aren't even surprised when he decides to leap over others to grab a first down.

"He's a special player," cornerback Taron Johnson said. "We all know that. It doesn't even surprise me."

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