The only thing stopping Josh Allen from setting records this season may be that the Buffalo Bills are too strong.
With the Bills so dominant, there are games with Allen on the ice in the second half. Sunday was one of them.
If the Pittsburgh Steelers had been slightly competitive, or if Bills head coach Sean McDermott held a grudge against Mike Tomlin, Allen would have scored a single passing yard since 1951. It could have broken a game record when the Bills won 38-3.
Allen had 348 yards and four touchdowns at halftime. Had the Bills kept throwing for his four quarters, Allen could have broken Van Brocklin’s long-standing record for 554 yards in one game. Allen also managed to challenge the single-game record of seven touchdown passes. He started the game with a 98-yard touchdown pass to Gabriel Davis and continued to cook throughout the half.
In the first half alone, the Bills had eight 20-yard plays for 400 yards, averaging 11.8 yards per play. These are some of the Rams “Greatest Shows on Turf” numbers. Allen finished with 424 yards and 4 touchdowns, but it could have been more.
Allen had four touchdowns in a similar game against the Tennessee Titans in Week 2.Bills win his 41-7 So he didn’t stop to keep the numbers out.
Allen could win MVP this season. He managed to challenge several NFL records. But without the Bills making it to the Super Bowl, everything would seem hollow. That’s why next week is so important.
In Week 6, the Bills will play the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bills’ seasons have ended in the playoffs at Arrowhead Stadium the past two seasons. The Bills can win a playoff game in Kansas City — they famously trailed him by 13 seconds last season — but if they play his game in the playoffs in Buffalo, their lives will be much easier.Without a win in Kansas City next Sunday afternoon, it will be hard to get a home field advantage against KC
The quarterback isn’t measured by ridiculous stat lines in Week 5 against an underwhelming defense. Allen should lead the Bills to the Super Bowl and gain widespread respect as one of the game’s truly great quarterbacks. A win next Sunday could be a big step towards that.
Here are the rest of the winners and losers for Week 5 of the NFL season.
Tatham Hill: It didn’t make much sense for the New Orleans Saints to play Hill as much as when Drew Brees was quarterback. Smart when the quarterback is Andy Dalton.
Hill was a difficult defender, with a big 39-32 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Hill scored three touchdowns and threw another. After the Seahawks took a 32–31 lead from him, Hill scored a goal from a left tackle he was 60 yards out.
Hill has had a stellar career as a gadget player. He delivered his best performance on Sunday, giving the Saints offense the boost it needed all season.
Tom Brady and the Bucks offense: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren’t going to stick with the offense all season.
The Buccaneers put up a few yards in garbage time in a crushing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last week. They brought that momentum to Sunday. Brady threw frequently in the Bucks’ win over the Atlanta Falcons. He exceeded his 300 yards in the third quarter. Leonard Fournette had a big day. The Buccaneers saved the Falcons defensive end Grady Jarrett passer his call with a really bad troll late in the game, but a 21-15 win pushed him up to 3-2 this season. I was.
The first few weeks of the season have not been good for the Tampa Bay offense. The Bucks were also dealing with numerous injuries. they are getting healthier. Their attacks are fine.
Bailey Zappe: No, I’m not talking about Drew Bledsoe-Tom Brady. But Zappe made the most of his chance on Sunday with Mac Jones sidelined with his ankle injury.
Zappe beat the poorly defended Detroit Lions, 29-0. He finished 17/21 for 188 yards in touchdowns and interceptions. Most impressive for the Patriots was dominating the Lions offense, which played exceptionally well through Sunday.
After Hoyer suffered a concussion last week, Zappe got off to a start as Jones was sidelined and, to the relief of Brian Hoyer, Zappe seemed fine. The Patriots decided to take the rookie’s fourth-round pick on Sunday against the Lions. he looked pretty good. Jones shouldn’t be out of a job, but the Patriots should be happy with what Zappe did to Detroit.
Justin Jefferson, again: Two games ago, Jefferson had three catches for 14 yards. That should never happen again.
The Minnesota Vikings have been feeding Jefferson for the past two weeks. On Sunday, they shot him for his 13th, but Jefferson turned it into his 12th catch for 154 yards. Jefferson didn’t hit hard in the second half and the Chicago Bears took the lead. However, the Vikings regained the lead with his 17-play, 75-yard drive to hold on to the 29–22 victory.
The Vikings are 4-1 and haven’t always done well, but they are leading the Packers in the NFC North after Green Bay’s heavy loss to the Giants in London. As long as the Vikings don’t forget about Jefferson again, they’ll be fine.
Carson Wentz: Just ask any Indianapolis Colts fan. Wentz makes plays exactly wrong when they don’t have to.
The Washington Commanders trailed 21-17 with four shots from the 2-yard line in the final seconds against the Tennessee Titans. On first down, Wentz threw a strange floater behind the end zone. Then, at the goal line, he threw one into traffic that might have been picked up. Eventually on third down he was finally picked off as Titans linebacker David Long intercepted him to end the game.
Wentz makes some plays. he can do it. But he spoils you when it matters most.
The Dolphins and their 3-0 start: It’s not the Miami Dolphins’ fault that a great start to the season ended with a two-game losing streak. They lost quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in their final game and Teddy Bridgewater on Sunday. I played pretty good going there. They had a chance to take the lead early in the fourth quarter before fading in the second half, with the Jets winning 40-17.
Miami will probably be healthier at quarterback.The Dolphins still have a good team and 3-2 isn’t the worst place. But when you start 3-0, you want to feel a little better after week 5.
Same old Jaguar: All the positive buzz the Jacksonville Jaguars had earlier this season can now be dismissed.
The Jaguars lost 13-6 to the Houston Texans, making them the only NFL team without a win for four weeks. The Jaguars never went on offense. Trevor Lawrence made a shocking mistake by throwing an interception into the end zone that appeared to be intended for Texans cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. It was a bad error from a young quarterback who seemed to be making progress.
Lawrence’s fumblefest against the Eagles last week was waived due to wet weather. Sunday’s weather in Jacksonville was clear. Lawrence didn’t play well in a game the Jaguars shouldn’t have lost.
Jacoby Brissett: The Cleveland Browns are trying to survive alongside Brissett at quarterback until Deshawn Watson returns from an 11-game suspension. Brissett is fine, but he’s still a backup.
Brissett made a big mistake that cost the Browns a winning chance. They were in field goal range and trailed 30-28. But Brissett rolled right on third down and threw a right interception to Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Bryce Callahan with 2:44 remaining. Brissett would have been fine to throw it down the 23rd row and let the Browns take the chip shot field goal. Instead, he made a mistake he could never make.
Then, after the Chargers didn’t pick up 4 and 2, the Browns had a shot to complete the game-winning field goal. But the Browns’ offense couldn’t get any closer than rookie Cade York’s 54-yard field goal attempt, which he shoved wide right, and the Chargers won his 30-28.
Brissett wasn’t the only loss. However, he didn’t help late in the game when the Browns needed it.
Green Bay Packers first trip to London: The Packers were the last team to play a game in London and must have been a long time away from home.
The Packers’ offense scored zero points in the second half and blew a 17-3 first-half lead in a stunning 27-22 loss to the New York Giants. The pass was hit at the line and incomplete.
Maybe a loss to the Giants will get old enough. New York is in doubt, but 4-1. Brian Daboll is doing a great job. But it wasn’t the type of loss competitors usually take.The Packers should have won fairly easily. Especially at their start. Their defense was unable to stop Saquon Barkley and a one-sided offense with few others.The offense was a no show in the second half. Randall Cobb was Green Bay’s best offensive skill position player on Sunday, but it’s not good.
The season is long and the Packers will be fine. But keep in mind Sunday’s defeat. Because this might be a sign that it’s not as good as the past few seasons.