This week, the Bills will travel to Miami to play the Dolphins. In recent years the Bills and, more importantly, Josh Allen have owned the Dolphins. In six career starts, Josh is 5-1, only losing his first start against them his rookie year.
Rookie Josh Allen vs the Dolphins
His loss to the Dolphins came in his first game against them in week 13 of 2018. In this game, he still had a good stat line. He posted 366 all-purpose yards (135 rushing) two touchdowns and two interceptions with about a 55% completion percentage. The next outing, a couple weeks later, was even better. He put up fewer total yards but ended up with five total touchdowns and only one turnover. He was able to do this while completing over 65% of his passes. These are two respectable games for a rookie, and in the years that followed, he only got better when playing against the Dolphins.
Steady Improvement in year two
In year two for Allen, he went 2-0 against the Dolphins. In the first game he played against them, his numbers weren’t anything crazy, but he got the most important stat – a win. He posted 234 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Since his first game, he cleaned up the turnovers, which was a key to him winning these games. In their second meeting of the season, he was even better put up 312 all-purpose yards 4 total touchdowns and again no turnovers. In both of these he completed over 60% of his passes. This means that he was able to complete more passes and be more accurate going into his second season on top of not turning the ball over.
Year Three Jump
Year three is when the real jump comes in his numbers. In the first game, he threw for 415 yards and four touchdowns. He completed almost 70% of his passes and didn’t turn the ball over. This is huge for Allen; this was his first 400-yard game and the first one for the Bills since Drew Bledsoe in 2002. Allen’s second game against Miami was the most impressive, in my opinion. He only played in the first half and was ripping the Dolphins apart. In that game, he had 224 yards passing, three touchdowns, and one interception in one half of a football game. He was on pace 448 yards and six touchdowns. That would have been one of the best games in NFL history!
Josh Allen has shown steady improvement every season and I don’t believe that will stop now.
I expect Allen to throw for around 400 yards and at least three touchdowns. He will have a comeback game this week and prove that he was worth every penny of that contract extension.