The Buffalo Bills entered the season as the team to beat in the AFC.
And even though they couldn’t hold on to that spot and drop to the second seed behind the Kansas City Chiefs, they still have one of the highest odds to go the distance this season.
Of course, a lot of that has to do with Josh Allen‘s stellar play.
The Wyoming product was an MVP candidate for most of the season, and he finished the campaign making NFL history by becoming the first player to have at least three seasons of 35+ pass TD and 5+ rush TD in the same campaign.
Josh Allen is the only player in #NFL history with 3 seasons having 35+ pass TD and 5+ rush TD.
— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) January 10, 2023
Allen also finished the season on the injury report with an elbow injury, but the team isn’t all that worried about that:
“I think he just keeps getting better and better with it,” Bills OC Ken Dorsey said. “It’s one of those things where he’s done a good job with the maintenance and just continuing to do the things that he needs to do for it to feel better and better. I really don’t think there is limitations for him right now. I think he’s put himself in a spot to where he can go out and make all the throws that he wants to and put it where he needs to.”
The Bills now have a date with the Miami Dolphins after splitting two meetings this season.
So, while facing a divisional rival is always tricky — especially in the playoffs — they’ll always have a shot as long as Allen is behind center.