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Buffalo Bills Links, 9/29: Josh Allen named AFC Offensive Player for Week 3

Plus, storylines to watch when the Bills host the Texans.

After throwing for four touchdowns and rushing for another touchdown in a dominant 43-21 win over the Washington Football Team, quarterback Josh Allen was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 3. Today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links leads off examining the brilliant play by Allen that netted him his seventh Offensive Player of the Week honors in his young NFL career.


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Weekly honor for Josh Allen after five-TD game

It was a no-brainer for Allen to earn the seventh AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after directing an effective Bills offense to a 43-21 win over Washington. Allen completed 74.4 percent of his passes (32 of 43) for 358 yards with four passing TDs and one rushing score, his fifth time eclipsing 300 passing yards with four-plus passing TDs. Allen becomes just the fifth QB in NFL history to pass for 300-plus yards with four TDs in his first four years in the league.

Early thoughts on Bills vs. Texans

Among the storylines to watch: how the Bills respond to being massive 17-point favorites, whether the Bills’ pass rush can make rookie QB Davis Mills uncomfortable, how Josh Allen and the offense can build upon Week 3 successes, and more.

Odds and ends

We examine how veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is making a difference both among Buffalo’s talented wide receiver corps and in his community, check in on where the Bills rank in the NFL power rankings, get the latest news on the status of injured Bills safety Jordan Poyer, and more.