In the last few seasons, the Buffalo Bills have become one of the most dominant teams in the NFL. They are well on their way to a fourth consecutive season with at least 10 victories and quarterback Josh Allen is a big reason for that success.
Allen is a unique talent at the quarterback position with his combination of size, speed and athleticism. He has a huge arm, which enables him to put the ball in tight spots with some zip or throw the ball over the top of the defense with ease.
Even when the opponent’s coverage holds up and they can generate some pressure, Allen is strong enough to break some tackles and nimble enough to sift through the oncoming tacklers to take off and scramble. His rushing ability may not be as aesthetically pleasing as some of the smaller, more athletic quarterbacks in the league, but it is just as effective as the Bills can use him as a short-yardage back as he stands 6’5” and weighs 237 pounds.
That led to him leading the NFL in yards per carry last season and he is on pace to do so again this season. But, the most impressive statistic for Allen is how often he scores the ball.
According to PFF, Allen had 142 total touchdowns since 2019 heading into Week 12, which was the most in the NFL over that span of time. In 59 games, he has thrown for 114 touchdowns, ran for 27 and even caught one in 2020.
Allen added to that docket on Thursday as the Bills took part in the annual Thanksgiving Day tripleheader. Buffalo traveled to Ford Field in Detroit to play for the second time in five days as the Bills hosted the Cleveland Browns there in Week 11 as the NFL had to move the game from Orchard Park because of massive amounts of snowfall.
After defeating the Browns on Sunday, the Bills defeated the Lions on Thursday. It was a competitive game as Allen drove the team down the field in the waning seconds for a game-winning field goal by Tyler Bass.
The Wyoming product added to his gaudy touchdown total in the game on Thursday as well. Josh Allen threw for two touchdowns while running in another, continuing his production as the most prolific scorer in the NFL.