The last two weeks have been hard on Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. The AFC East franchise were on a 4-game winning streak before losing to Tennessee Titans in Week 5. They backed that up with another sub-par outing against the Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night.
Franchise quarterback Josh Allen, in particular, had a night to forget at the Ralph Wilson Stadium. This was the second consecutive game with a passer rating below 80. Is this the start of a downward spiral for the promising shot-caller?
Josh Allen laments poor individual display against the Kansas City Chiefs
Josh Allen's numbers through five games look awfully similar to Patrick Mahomes' MVP season 👀 pic.twitter.com/6b3LcSpTwQ
— ESPN (@espn) October 19, 2020
The 24-year-old and the Bills suffered their second-straight loss of the season. They were second best in all departments as Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a comfortable 26-17 win at the Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Here’s what the former University of Wyoming player said after Sunday night’s loss.
“We weren’t good enough. I was not good enough. I got to do a better job. It’s plain and simple. I didn’t play very good tonight. I know that, understand that.
“This team can’t afford to have me play poorly. Early on, just not being as accurate with the ball as I should have been, making the right reads, making the right throws. We turned it on a little too late there, obviously,” Allen told the team’s official website.
Allen claims to be ‘super-frustrated’ in himself
Allen threw for 122 yards with 2 passing TDs and 1 interception to his name. He completed 14 of his 27 attempted passes on Monday night. But he was the first to acknowledge that he wasn’t good enough in Week 6.
He said, “You know, 16 and 17 points is not going to cut it in this league. It didn’t matter who we played tonight. If that’s how we play, we’re going to struggle to win games. It is what it is right now. We’ll learn from this.
“You know, 16 and 17 points is not going to cut it in this league. It didn’t matter who we played tonight. If that’s how we play, we’re going to struggle to win games. It is what it is right now. We’ll learn from this.
“I’m obviously super frustrated with myself and how I performed tonight. I can’t do that to this team. So, I’ve got to be better and I will be better,” the third-year quarterback added.
The Bills will look to bounce back this weekend as they play the New York Jets away at the MetLife Stadium in Week 7. Allen will definitely want to add to the team’s win tally after slumping to a 4-2 record in six weeks.