Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen struggled with turning the ball over during the regular season, something that has followed him into the playoffs as well.
The Cincinnati Bengals proved that one turnover can change everything when defensive end Sam Hubbard ended the Baltimore Ravens hopes of advancing through the postseason on Sunday with an epic, go-ahead 98-yard fumble return touchdown in a 24-17 win.
That is not going to stop Allen from letting it fly in the AFC Divisional game at Highmark Stadium on Sunday against the Bengals.
“You can’t just try to eliminate every single turnover and play scared,” Allen said. “You still have to be … aggressive. We don’t want to play scared at the end of the day.”
Allen’s aggressive play style is the reason he’s consistently at the top of passing and quarterback rushing stat categories, but also the reason he’s become susceptible to turnovers. He he finished tied for second in interceptions (14) and fumbles (eight) in the regular season.
Allen turned the ball over three times in last Sunday’s 34-31 AFC Wild Card win over the Miami Dolphins. The Bengals defense was sixth in turnover differential during the regular season.
The Bills and Bengals are set to kick off at 3 p.m. today.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen. Photo courtsey of AP Photo/Joshua Bessex