This Thursday night at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles California, quarterback Josh Allen commanded a new 75-yard, 2:04-minute offensive series.
Josh Allen : Stiff arm | Highlights | Contract | Stats
Joshua Patrick Allen (born May 21, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||May 21, 1996
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||237 lb (108 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7|
He played college football at Wyoming, where he was a bowl game MVP, and was selected seventh overall by the Bills in the 2018 NFL Draft.
After inconsistent play during his first two years, Allen had a breakout season in 2020, when he led the Bills to their first division title and playoff victory since 1995, en route to an AFC Championship Game appearance.
He also set the Bills franchise records for single-season passing yards and touchdowns, while earning Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors.
Allen brought the Bills to a consecutive division title the following year, the franchise’s first since 1991, and became the first NFL quarterback to have a touchdown-scoring drive on every offensive possession of a game.
Josh Allen stiff arm
That was on display for much of Thursday’s 31-10 victory over the Rams, with Allen finishing the contest as Buffalo’s leading rusher.
He took 10 carries for 56 yards, scoring on a 4-yard touchdown. He was able to power over the goal line despite L.A. linebacker Bobby Wagner trying to tackle him.
Allen also stiff-armed Rams safety Nick Scott to the ground on an 8-yard run in the third quarter to convert third-and-7.
On the stiff-arm, Allen said he was just trying to make a play for the team on third down.
“Just doing what I can do to try to get a first down — that’s it,” Allen said postgame. “Guys appreciate that. I play hard. I want to win games, no matter how I can do it. That’s just, I guess, an example of what I’m willing to do to win a game and just try to get a first down and allow us to keep moving the ball. So, it’s just all in the heat of the moment and I think guys appreciate that.”
The Buffalo Bills used a 21-point second half to pull away from the defending Super Bowl champions and beat the LA Rams 31-10 in the NFL Kickoff Game from SoFi Stadium.
Bills QB Josh Allen took over in the second half with 3 total touchdowns and 4 for the game; he had over 350 yards of total offense for the game. Buffalo moves to 1-0 and will host Tennessee in the home opener next Monday.
Allen did not have to attempt long passes and was complemented, unlike last year by a balanced ground attack in which on four carries he gained 17 yards including nine on two carries by Devin Singletary.
But the culminating play was a spectacular play action in which Allen rolled to his right side and found an unmarked Davis, who scampered 26 yards to the end zone, the first touchdown of the 2022 NFL season.
Josh Allen contract
Josh Allen signed a 6 year, $258,034,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $16,500,000 signing bonus, $150,000,000 guaranteed.
|Contract:||6 yr(s) / $258,034,000|
|Guaranteed at Signing||$100,038,596|
|Free Agent:||2029 / UFA|
Roughly one year ago, the Buffalo Bills were announcing that they had agreed to a six-year contract extension with their franchise quarterback Josh Allen.
The six-year deal, which has an average salary of just over $43 million and $150 guaranteed, was one of the biggest contracts ever in the NFL.
Shortly after the completion of the 2017 NFL Draft, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter said about Allen’s NFL prospects, “There was one personnel director who told me this week that you can put in the books, Josh Allen will be the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft next year.”
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2022|
In the Wild Card Game against the Patriots, the Bills scored a touchdown on every offensive possession they had the ball aside from the final kneeldowns as they won 47–17, attaining the first “perfect offensive game” in NFL history.
Allen completed 21 of 25 passes for 308 yards and five touchdowns in addition to rushing for 66 yards, passing for more touchdowns than incompletions during the game.
In the Divisional Round, Buffalo rematched against the Kansas City Chiefs, whom they previously lost to in last year’s AFC Championship Game.
During the final two minutes of the tightly contested game, Allen threw two go-ahead touchdowns to Gabriel Davis as the Bills and Chiefs exchanged leads three times before Kansas City tied the game at 36 apiece and forced overtime.