WATCH: Josh Allen Gets First Touchdown of Playoffs With Unconventional Throw Under Pressure

Published 01/09/2021, 2:22 PM EST
Sep 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) passes the ball against the New York Jets during the third quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports


The NFL Playoffs are a go! And Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen has set the ball rolling with a crazy touchdown pass against the Indianapolis Colts.

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The QB drafted from Wyoming has set the league alight with his performances all through the regular season. And it looks like it’s going to be more of the same from Josh Allen in the Playoffs.

Crazy run play turns into a passing touchdown

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Lining up at 2nd and Goal at the Colts’ 3-yard-line, Allen took a snap which was originally meant to be a run play. The dual-threat quarterback, who has 8 rushing touchdowns to his name this season, looked set to run the ball into the endzone. But after failing to find a hole in the Colts D-line, Allen soon realized he was in trouble.

Charged down by the Colts defense, Allen was soon under pressure of being sacked. This meant trouble for him as he had already been taken down earlier in the first quarter of the game.

But using his presence of mind, Allen threw it to tight end Dawson Knox who was wide open at the Colts endzone. And the pass was a sight to behold.

His incredible pass to Knox put the Buffalo Bills up 7-3 against the Colts in the Wild Card Round game. The Bills, who last won a playoff game 25 years ago, are now in the hot seat to make it to the Divisional Round.

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A 2020 to remember for Josh Allen

Into his 3rd year in the NFL, Josh Allen has really come to life. With over 4,500+ passing yards and 38 passing touchdowns, Allen has firmly cemented his position as one of the league’s elite quarterbacks. What’s more, Allen also has 8 rushing touchdowns to his name for the 2020 season.

Allen, who was dismissed by many due to his struggles with passing the football, has silenced his critics with his performances this season. In fact, the one particular avenue that Allen seems to have improved is his passing.

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

The quarterback is 4th in the league for most passing yards under pressure (1,205). His pass accuracy is also something that has gone up since last season.

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With a 62% pass completion rate, the quarterback now ranks 6th in the league in this aspect. A big step up from 53% he recorded in 2019.

Josh Allen is just the man the Bills needed to make a mark in the big stage. And with the Playoffs rolling, one can expect much more from the Bills quarterback.

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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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