Good in the Air, Better With His Feet: Josh Allen Gets His First Rushing TD in Playoffs

Published 01/09/2021, 3:21 PM EST
Dec 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs with the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports


There’s just no stopping Josh Allen. The Buffalo Bills quarterback put his side in the lead, going into the second half in the Wild Card game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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The Bills courtesy of Allen’s rushing touchdown now lead the Colts 10-14. Josh Allen has recorded 8 rushing touchdowns in the regular season this year. This is his first in the Playoffs.

Josh Allen is never shy to make a run in the endzone

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Drafted back in 2018, Josh Allen has always been elusive on his feet. With 18 seconds left on the clock in the first half, the Bills lined up 1st and Goal at the Colts’ 5-yard-line.

After faking a run play, Allen proceeded to take matters into his own hands. Down 10-7, Allen rushed into the endzone breaking tackles to get his side the lead.

The QB with the touchdown ended the first quarter with 138 passing yards and 43 rushing yards to his name. In the running for the MVP title, Allen is proving that he’s no regular-season wonder.

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Surreal TD pass earlier in the game

Often at the receiving end of criticism due to his lackluster passing performances in the past, Allen is out to prove critics wrong.

Lining up at 2nd and Goal at the Colts’ 3-yard-line, Allen’s first passing touchdown of the game was courtesy of an attempted run play. Though this one was botched by the Colts’ defense.

Dec 19, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) looks to throw against Denver Broncos defensive tackle McTelvin Agim (95) during the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

Right after the snap, Josh Allen looked set to run the ball himself. But failing to find space, Allen soon had to improvise to avoid being sacked yet again.

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Allen looped the ball in the air to TE Dawson Knox at the endzone to get the Bills’ first points on the board. With their last playoff win coming all the way back in 1995, the Bills will be hoping to extend their lead going into the 2nd half.

A dual-threat quarterback with an ever-improving arm, Allen looks like just what the Bills needed all these years.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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