Facing a third-and-7 on their opening drive of the game, Bills quarterback Josh Allen scrambled toward the sideline and gave the football world its first highlight reel play when he stiff-armed safety Nick Scott.
That stiff arm extended the drive that resulted in Buffalo’s second touchdown of the game.
“Just trying to make a play for the team, just doing what I can do to try to get first down,” Allen told reporters of the gritty maneuver after the game. “That’s it. You know, guys appreciate that. I play hard. I want to win games no matter how I can do it.”
He continued: “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. It’s just all in the heat of the moment and I think guys appreciate that.”
The play quickly went viral on social media and even his girlfriend, Brittany Willaims, had soemthing to say about it.
“Whoopsies,” she said.
Allen finished the game completing 26-of-31 passes for 297 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
He also led the Bills in rushing with 10 carries for 56 yards and one touchdown.
“I like winning. Whatever I’m asked to do, I’m willing to do,” Allen said. “And again, limiting the hits, obviously sliding, getting out of bounds. The utmost importance there, the best ability is availability. But again, when I’m called upon to do something for my team, I’m willing to do it.”
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