Josh Allen Has a Message for His Doubters After AFC Championship Heartbreak

Published 01/27/2021, 9:29 AM EST
Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) looks to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports


The Sean McDermott-coached Buffalo Bills announced their arrival as serious contenders for the Super Bowl LV title with a commanding 17-3 win against Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round.

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The Bills defense did a terrific job at silencing Lamar Jackson at their home stadium. But they couldn’t repeat the same performance on Sunday as they suffered a humbling 38-24 loss against Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game at the Arrowhead.

Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) yells before the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Bills just could not match the high-paced Chiefs offense featuring Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill. Josh Allen tried his best to keep his team in the game. He threw for 287 yards with 2 passing TDs against 1 interception. He completed just 28 of his 48 attempted passes.

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Josh Allen intends to come back with vengeance on his mind in 2021

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen painted a dejected figure after his side bowed out of the Super Bowl title race with a loss on Sunday night. But the young shot-caller is confident that the Bills can bounce back in the next 12 months.

He said, “I proved that they didn’t make a mistake by drafting me, going back a few years ago. I gotta continue to go out there and have that same mindset. I’m just trying to help this team win with whatever and whichever way that I can.

Dec 28, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) celebrates with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

“Moving forward from here, if you don’t win the whole thing, you’re gonna have these sorts of feelings and these types of emotions.

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“A lot to learn from; a lot to grow from. As a team, we’ll use it the right way. I got no doubt in that and the guys in this locker room,” Allen said via NFL Network.

Coach McDermott has transformed Buffalo into genuine title contenders over the last 2 seasons. They will use this time off to regroup and make some tweaks to their roster.

Watch out AFC, Josh Allen has gotten a taste of what it feels like to play in an AFC Championship Game and he hungry for more!

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