Josh Allen Shoulders Blame After Bills Lose Heartbreaker Vs. Vikings

Allen was responsible for three turnovers in an overtime loss


Nov 13, 2022

Bills quarterback Josh Allen was far from his best Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, and the superstar signal-caller ultimately played a major role in Buffalo’s overtime loss.

Allen turned the ball over three times in the 33-30 defeat, arguably the game of the year which featured highlights and improbable plays throughout the second half.

Allen’s second of three turnovers came on a fumble in the end zone as he couldn’t handle a snap under center at the Buffalo 1-yard line with less than one minute remaining. The fumble ultimately was recovered by the Vikings in the end zone, allowing Minnesota to take a 30-27 lead with less than 50 ticks left. Allen responded by leading a game-tying drive with Tyler Bass’ 29-yard field goal forcing overtime.

Allen’s third of three turnovers, though, an interception with Buffalo at the Minnesota 20-yard line, sealed the game for the Vikings. The Bills signal-caller called it both a bad throw and a bad decision, putting the blame for the defeat on his 6-foot-5, 240-pound shoulders.

“Losing sucks, sucks this way even worse,” Allen told reporters after the game, per the team. “Horrendous second half. I got to be better. We got to be better.”

Allen added: “It’s on me. Can’t have that.”

Bills head coach Sean McDermott acknowledged how Buffalo’s four turnovers were the reason the group couldn’t pull it out. Buffalo had a 27-10 lead in the third quarter before a rollercoaster final stretch, which certainly wasn’t met fondly by bettors either.

Allen and the 6-3 Bills fall to third place in the AFC East behind both the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. The New England Patriots, who were on a Week 10 bye, sit in fourth in the competitive division standings.

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