FOXBORO, Mass. — Josh Allen didn’t make many errors Sunday within the Buffalo Payments’ win over the Patriots. And when he did, New England’s protection didn’t capitalize.
A pivotal play in Buffalo’s 33-21 victory at Gillette Stadium got here with 7:37 remaining within the fourth quarter. The Patriots had simply scored touchdowns on back-to-back possessions to chop the Payments’ result in 5.
On first-and-10 from his personal 25-yard line, Allen sailed a move over the top of vast receiver Stefon Diggs. The ball zipped straight to cornerback J.C. Jackson — who dropped it.
It wasn’t a routine catch — Jackson needed to attain again throughout his physique to get his fingers on it — however was one the Professional Bowl cowl man, who has extra interceptions than anybody within the NFL since 2018, ought to have made.
“There have been a pair 50-50 balls that we have to provide you with,” linebacker Kyle Van Noy mentioned after the sport. “I do know J.C.’s kicking himself for that decide, however we’ve bought to have these, particularly this time of the 12 months with the season on the road. We’ve all bought to come back collectively and do some bit extra, and I believe we should always be capable to do this.”
Given new life after the botched INT, Allen marched the Payments 75 yards in 13 performs, changing two third-and-10s together with his arm (completions of 17 yards to Isaiah McKenzie and 19 yards to Diggs) and a fourth-and-1 with legs. He capped the drive with a 1-yard landing move to tight finish Dawson Knox that put the sport out of attain.
The Payments went 6-for-12 on third down and 3-for-4 on fourth down within the recreation.