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Josh Allen Shows His Ceiling

Josh Allen threw for 256 yards and accounted for four touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins. By blending his “fearless” mindset with his newfound discipline, Allen gave us a glimpse on just how high his ceiling can be.



Josh Allen had as lowly a day as you could imagine against the New England Patriots in Week 4. Allen threw for 153 yards, had a completion percentage under 50%, and accounted for three interceptions, all before being knocked out of the game with a concussion. Fast forward to Week 11. Allen threw for 256 yards, had a completion percentage of 63.6 and accounted for four touchdowns in leading the Bills to a 37-20 victory of the Miami Dolphins.

Sunday’s outburst against the Dolphins wasn’t a total aberration. Since the New England disaster, Allen has thrown 10 touchdowns to one interception. Over the past five games, Allen has thrown eight touchdowns, ran for four more, and thrown no interceptions. He hasn’t thrown an interception in his last 163 pass attempts. He currently has a 2:1 touchdown to turnover ratio with 20 total touchdowns and 10 total turnovers.

Josh Allen is the first quarterback with five consecutive games with two touchdowns and no interceptions since Russell Wilson in 2015. He joins Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees as the only quarterback to do that since 2011.

Critics who say Allen isn’t an NFL quarterback need to keep their opinion to themselves for now. Josh Allen has proven that he is in fact an NFL quarterback. The question now is whether he can consistently blend his “fearless” persona with the more disciplined approach he has flashed over the past six games. Today was a preview of what it looks like when he does just that.

If Brian Daboll can continue to strike a balance like he did today and the Bills can acquire a bonafide #2 wide receiver not named Isaiah McKenzie this off-season, Allen’s development may be much less stressful to witness. Barring an utter collapse the rest of the way, Allen will be “the guy” for the Bills through at least next season. The next step for him will be doing what he did today consistently week in and week out and against better quality competition.

Enjoy this array of media on Josh’s Day.

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Josh Allen comp pct2018: 52.8%2019: 60.3% 📈📈 64.9% vs NYJ (W)📈 63.3% vs NYG (W)📈 63.9% vs CIN (W)📉 46.4% vs NE (L)📈 71.9% vs TEN (W)📈 61.5% vs MIA (W)📉 47.1% vs PHI (L)📈 70.0% vs WAS (W)📉 53.7% vs CLE (L)📈 63.6% vs MIA (W)#NFL

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Josh Allen is now 12-7 in games he’s started and finished. A .631 winning % is a good way to start a career

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QB scoring leaders going into SNFJosh Allen 33.84Lamar Jackson 33.48Dak Prescott 31.56Jimmy Garoppolo 29.66Jeff Driskel 27.46Kyler Murray 26.70Sam Darnold 25.42Kirk Cousins 22.86Baker Mayfield 21.82Drew Brees 21.12Derek Carr 19.78Nick Foles 17.84

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The @BuffaloBills Josh Allen seed to John Brown for the TD is an example of why arm strength does matter. Not the most important trait-but it matters

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John Brown on Josh Allen’s first touchdown pass to him against the Dolphins: “There’s only a few quarterbacks that can make that throw.” #Bills @WGRZ @TheBillsMafia

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@BuffaloBills QB @JoshAllenQB joined Cam Newton (2011-12) as the only players to have 10+ passing touchdowns and 7+ rushing touchdowns in consecutive seasons in @NFL history. #NFL100 #BUFvsMIA

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Miami rookie CB Nik Needham on Josh Allen: “Josh is definitely a quarterback you don’t see every week. He’s a big guy but can also run, break tackles, and has a canon for an arm. There’s not a lot of quarterbacks like that in the league. (1/2) #Bills #BillsMafia

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Josh Allen TOUCHDOWN! #Bills QB keeps it for the 8 yard score

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@dawson_knox over the middle! @JoshAllenQB #GoBills #BUFvsMIA📺: CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:

Check out The Bills Guys Podcast on The Buffalo Fanatics Podcasting Network for more on Allen’s day.