Bills’ Josh Allen Leads NFL In This One Surprising Stat

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Buffalo Bills star quarterback Josh Allen had an up-and-down performance against the Miami Dolphins in their Super Wild Card Weekend matchup. The AFC East rivals played a much more competitive game than many people believed that they would as the Bills barely escaped with a 34-31 victory at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park.

Part of the reason that the game was that close was the performance of Josh Allen. He was unstoppable in some regard, as he threw for 352 yards and added 20 yards as a rusher. But, his completion percentage left something to be desired, as Allen connected on only 23-of-39 attempts.

Turnovers also plagued Josh Allen once again against the Dolphins. After opening up a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter, his miscues enabled Miami to climb back into the game and it competitive.

Josh Allen threw two interceptions in the first half, making it three consecutive games in which he has thrown at least one. That is the second three-game streak he has had this season and it was the sixth time this season that he has thrown two interceptions in a game.

In addition to the interception, the Dolphins actually took the lead early in the second half after Josh Allen was strip-sacked by Eric Rowe and Zach Sieler returned it for a five-yard touchdown. While the Bills did answer and eventually take the lead back, the game had no business being as close as it was.

With three more interceptions on the stat sheet, Allen now has thrown 16 interceptions on the season and turned the ball over 22 total times. According to NFL Research, both numbers lead the league.

That is certainly a concerning number for the Bills. If Josh Allen is unable to get his turnovers in check, they are going to struggle to defeat the better teams they will be facing off against for the remainder of the postseason.

With a matchup on deck against the Cincinnati Bengals, Josh Allen is going to have to play a cleaner game if they want to advance beyond the Divisional Round. If he turns the ball over three more times, there is a good chance the Bills will be eliminated from the playoffs.

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