Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was critical of himself after the team was upset by the rival New York Jets.
The Buffalo Bills returned from their bye last week, and walked out of Sunday Night Football with a 27-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers to extend their winning streak. In Week 9, they headed to East Rutherford, N.J. to take on a New York Jets team that lost to the New England Patriots.
This was not the easy game for the Bills like some may have expected. The Jets proved to be a problem for the Bills, and they earned the 20-17 victory to cut the Bills’ first-place lead in the AFC East to half a game.
After the contest, quarterback Josh Allen was critical of his play in the game, saying, “it’s tough to win when your quarterback plays like s***.”
Josh Allen critical of performance in loss to Jets
Allen didn’t have an MVP-level performance at MetLife Stadium.
In the very first drive of the game, Allen threw a pass intended for tight end Dawson Knox that was intercepted by safety Jordan Whitehead. Luckily for Allen, that play didn’t result in points being scored. His second interception of the game, however, did.
New York had a 14-play drive to start off the second half, but Bills linebacker Von Miller was able to sack quarterback Zach Wilson to force the fumble, which was recovered by defensive end A.J. Epenesa.
Allen got sacked for a seven-yard loss by Quinnen Williams on the first play of Buffalo’s new drive. But on the second, Allen threw a pass intended for wide receiver Gabriel Davis, but it was picked off by Jets rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner.
The Jets responded four plays later with a seven-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to running back James Robinson.
Near the end of the game, the Jets took a 20-17 lead on a 28-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein. The Bills had one final chance to take a lead, but they went four-and-out. Allen was actually sacked for a huge loss and fumbled the football. Meanwhile, Allen’s pass to Davis was broken up by Gardner to clinch the win for New York.
On the day, Allen completed 18-of-34 pass attempts for 205 yards and zero touchdowns, while throwing the aforementioned two picks. Allen did run for 86 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries.
Allen and the Bills will look to put this loss behind them, but they will have a formidable foe in Week 10 when they face the 7-1 Minnesota Vikings.