Josh Allen ripped apart the San Francisco 49ers’ defense on Monday Night Football, to the tune of 375 yards, four touchdowns, an 80 percent completion rate, and a sterling 139.1 passer rating. Following that performance, Allen was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
It’s the third time this season that Allen’s won that honor—he earned it in Week 2’s win over the Miami Dolphins and Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks. He was also named the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Month for September of this year.
Allen is in the middle of a remarkable season that could rewrite the Buffalo Bills’ record books. Here are some franchise records Allen could break this year:
- Passing yards in a season—he needs 957 passing yards in the final four games of the year to top Drew Bledsoe’s record.
- Passing touchdowns in a season—Jim Kelly has the record with 33. Allen has 26, so he needs eight more in the final four weeks to take sole ownership of the record.
- Total touchdowns in a season—Kelly again has the record with 34 (adding a rushing touchdown to his passing total). Allen’s already at 33 between passing, rushing, and even a receiving score, so two more touchdowns of any kind give him the record here.
- Completion percentage—either Kelly Holcomb (67.4% on 230 passes) or Trent Edwards (65.5% on 374 passes) hold the record here. Allen’s completing 69.9% of his passes with four games to go.
- Passer rating—Jim Kelly’s 101.2 passer rating in 1990 is the record here. Allen has a 105.9 passer rating at this point in the season.
Allen can also continue moving himself up the career record books. He should pass Tyrod Taylor for sixth in career passing yards next week, and now sits fifth in career passing touchdowns after the 49ers win. Allen’s also in a three-way tie for 11th in career rushing touchdowns. If he could manage three more of those this year, he’d have the most rushing touchdowns by any Bills QB (Jack Kemp has 25) and tied for seventh overall with Antowain Smith.