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Josh Allen named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Five touchdowns will do it.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his domination of the Washington Football Team this past week. Allen scored five touchdowns and didn’t take a sack, as the Bills crushed Washington 43-21 in their win. He completed 74 percent of his passes and threw for 358 yards, a welcome performance after two blah games that started the season.

This is the seventh time in Allen’s career that he’s been named Offensive Player of the Week, and he only trails Jim Kelly (10) for that honor as a Buffalo Bill. He’s earned the honor in every season of his career, including four times last year.

Although this week’s performance was exceptional, Allen probably isn’t due to repeat as AFC Offensive Player of the Month this September, because of his earlier performances. Derek Carr, who leads the league in passing yards for the undefeated Raiders, or Derrick Henry, who at 353 rushing yards has 23 percent more yardage than the number-two player, are the more likely candidates this time.