As the Buffalo Bills climb back into first place in the AFC East after last week's signature victory in New England, Bills fans have been given even more reasons to celebrate. In a Covid-19 ravaged season, fans might be forgiven for being satisfied by the fielding of a complete team. While NFL games have been rescheduled, none have been canceled as with the NHL and NBA.
As Superbowl dreams dance in Bills fans heads, QB Josh Allen has offered an enjoyable subplot with his resetting of the QB record book. Allen has registered over 18 games with a 100+ passer rating. The Bills are 17 - 1 in those games.
After Allen's fifth 300+ passing yard and 4 passing TD game versus Washington in September, he joined Patrick Mahomes, Dan Marino, Andrew Luck and Kurt Warner as the only players with five such games in their first four seasons. Allen's rushing touchdown in that games puts him in the company of Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, and Drew Brees as the only quarterbacks to hit all those metrics in one game.
Allen already owns the franchise record for rushing touchdowns by a QB formerly held by Jack Kemp. That feat is all the more impressive considering the rushing abilities of past Bills QBs like Tyrod Taylor, Doug Flutie, Ron Johnson and EJ Manuel.
Allen is the fifth fastest player to reach the 100 TD milestone. Only Patrick Mahomes, Dan Marino, Deshaun Watson, and Kurt Warner hit the century mark sooner.
His 37 TDs in 2020 set a franchise record. The Bills are 18 - 0 when Allen has both a rushing and passing TD. He is ranked as the number one QB in fantasy football through week sixteen and has been named AFC Player of the Week in fifteen per cent of games he started.
Allen is the first player in NFL history with 100 passing TDs and 20 rushing TDs in his first four seasons. He joins Packers QB Aaron Rodgers as one of two players in NFL history 4000 yards passing, 30 pass TDs and 4 rush TDs in multiple seasons.
With their defense ranked fourth overall, the Bills faithful can't be blamed if they pinch themselves to confirm it isn't a figment of their imagination. After the so called Decade of Fail, Josh Allen is making Bills fans dreams come true with each new broken record.