BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — After a standout performance against the Dolphins in week two, the NFL named Bills quarterback Josh Allen AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
After throwing for over 300 yards for the first time in his career in week one, Allen broke his own passing record against Miami by throwing for 417 yards and four touchdowns in the Bills 31-28 win over the Dolphins.
“The AFC Offensive Player of the Week isn’t a huge thing for me, I’m more interested in team-oriented goals, team oriented awards. It takes five plus guys to block on every play and it takes the receivers to go get open and catch the ball and make plays after the catch, so that’s what we did this last Sunday,” Josh Allen said to reporters on Zoom on Wednesday. “It’s an honor to be named that, but ultimately that’s not why I play the game.”
Allen leads the NFL after two weeks with 729 yards, six touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
“All the credit to Josh, all his effort in practice, all of his effort in the games, as far as doing all the right things day in and day out for us to get on the same page and grow as one, not only with me but with all his receivers, all the credit goes to Josh,” Bills receiver Stefon Diggs said.
Allen now joins Thurman Thomas and Jim Kelly as the only players in team history to earn Offensive Player of the Week honors three times in their careers.