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Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen named AFC Offensive Player of the Month

The first Bills player to earn it since nine years ago.

Josh Allen’s blistering-hot start to the 2020 season has moved Buffalo’s quarterback into rare territory. The Buffalo Bills are 3-0, and one of the NFL’s hottest offenses, mainly thanks to Allen’s performance. Now he’s earned a major accolade: AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.

It’s well-deserved. Allen leads the AFC in passing yards, yards per attempt, passer rating, passing touchdowns, and total touchdowns. He’s ranked second in the NFL for each of those stats. Only a few players in 2020 have burst out the gates with the same ferocity: vaunted names like Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers.

Allen’s statistics are great enough to be setting team records, as well. He has more passing yards and total touchdowns through three games than any former Bills player.

The last Buffalo Bills player to win the Offensive Player of the Month honor was Ryan Fitzpatrick, way back in September 2011. In three games that month, Fitzpatrick had 841 passing yards, nine touchdowns, three interceptions, and only took a single sack. He also led the team’s dramatic upset of the New England Patriots, the first win in 16 tries.

Prior to winning the month-long award, Allen was also named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after Buffalo’s win over the Miami Dolphins.