Bills’ Josh Allen overpowers Cowboys to complete 4th down conversion
The act of recovering a fumble in the backfield and then somehow overpowering multiple defenders to get a first down is crazy enough in its own right:
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) November 28, 2019
The magic of this play is that it occurred on fourth down.
Josh Allen fumbled the ball at the start of the play, roughly two yards behind the line of scrimmage. On first, second or even third down, the Bills could have recovered the fumble and tried to get the first down on the next play.
On fourth down, they didn’t have a next play. This drive appeared doomed. Buffalo didn’t just have to recover the ball; it had to pick it up and gain three yards from the spot where the ball was fumbled, behind the line of scrimmage.
Someway, somehow, Josh Allen did exactly that. The Cowboys couldn’t recover the ball, but Allen was then able to scoop and surge. He not only gained the first down, but went two yards past the first-down marker.
This play for the Bills will be remembered as one of the most remarkable 2.5-yard gains of the entire NFL season. The second half began with Buffalo leading Dallas, 13-7. A trick-play touchdown following this fourth-down conversion represented the six-point margin for the Bills.
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