It wasn’t always pretty, but the Buffalo Bills advanced their record to 7-6 on the season, and while I don’t believe wins are a QB stat, Josh Allen got another one over the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes 20-17 on Sunday. The biggest thing is that this victory keeps the Bills within striking distance of the playoffs, with six teams currently tied at 7-6 and three more teams sitting at 8-5. Those nine teams currently hold down spots three to 11 in the AFC. We could go on and on about the importance of this dub, but you’re here for some fun stats. Without further ado, let’s look back at five “would you believe me if I said…” stats coming out of Week 14’s win.
Would You Believe Me If I Said… Josh Allen is already a Wall-of-Famer?
Josh Allen is still four games away from finishing his sixth season in the NFL. During that time, he has 48 career rushing TDs. That number ties him with Cam Newton for the most by a QB in his first six seasons. That is neat, but it’s the start of something even bigger in Buffalo. Through less than six years as a pro, he’s now 17 rushing TDs away from having the most in Bills history. Allen is nine behind OJ Simpson and 17 behind Thurman Thomas.
That was Josh Allen’s 48th career rushing TD. That alone is insane.— Greg Vorse (@GregVorse) December 10, 2023
Wanna know how insane?
Through less than six seasons, he’s now 17 rushing TDs away from having the most in #Bills history.
He’s 9 behind OJ and 17 behind Thurman Thomas.
Would You Believe Me If I Said… Ed Oliver is a beast?
If there is one thing we thought we knew about the Bills’ defense, it is that the line rotates no matter what. Well, former first-round pick Ed Oliver is destroying that idea. He played 79% of the Bills’ snaps Sunday, that is 52 snaps. The Houston product was on the field more than any defensive player who wasn’t in the secondary. During that time he had three tackles, a sack, and a pass deflection.
Would You Believe Me If I Said… 12 personnel is back, baby?
Dalton Kincaid played 60 snaps for 78% of the Bills plays, and Dawson Knox – coming off of injury – was in for 36 snaps or 44% of plays. Knox caught all three of his targets for 36 years, while Kincaid hauled in five of eight targets for 21 yards. According to NextGenStats, the duo was often open, Kincaid having an average separation of 4.05 yards and Knox 4.47 yards.
Would You Believe Me If I Said… did I mention Josh Allen is already a Wall-of-Famer?
According to Bills PR on Twitter, Josh Allen is the first QB in franchise history to have four consecutive seasons of 25+ passing touchdowns. Bookmark this article for future reference anytime someone tries to knock his play.
Would You Believe Me If I Said… Sean McDermott should go bye-bye?
The line above does not mean what many want it to mean. It’s just a fun way to let everyone know that the Bills are 7-0 under Sean McDermott coming off of a bye. It may not always be pretty, but giving him an extra week during the regular season is a bad place to be for opponents.