While still a definite work in progress, Allen has showed his playmaking ability that led to him being drafted No. 7 in the 2018 NFL draft.
Through 11 games, the rocket-armed quarterback has completed 60.2 percent of his passes for 2360 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions to go along with 387 yards and seven TDs on the ground.
Buffalo has benefited from a relatively easy schedule this far. However, the 8-3 Bills will match up with the 6-5 Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Below are a couple predictions for Allen and the Bills.
Allen will lead the Bills to a win in Dallas
Despite having the better record of the two teams, Buffalo is actually a 6.5 point underdog for the upcoming TNF matchup. Regardless, I think Allen and his squad stroll into Dallas and come out with the victory.
Allen doesn’t have to fill up the stat sheet for the Bills to beat the Cowboys, having a defense that has only allowed more than 21 points one time this season certainly takes weight off Allen’s shoulders.
Over his last two games, Allen has six total touchdowns and only one turnover and while he’s still not the most efficient passer, Allen is one of the best dual-threat QB’s in the league.
Allen’s ability to extend plays with his feet is why I think the young signal caller can lead his team to not only cover the spread as underdogs but to win outright.
Allen will rush for a season high in yards
Once again mentioning Allen’s dual threat ability, although his 387 rushing yards don’t quite match up with the 631 he recorded in his rookie season, the decrease in yards is more due to his progression as a passer and better understanding when to escape the pocket.
With that being said, I believe Allen could have one of his best games of the season from a dual-threat perspective. The former Wyoming quarterback’s season high for rushing yards is only 56 yards — a mark he eclipsed four times last year.
It’s his low season high that lead’s me to believe Allen is due for a breakout game on the ground. Even though he has yet to have more than 10 carries this season, I’m expecting around 75 yards, a good bit above his season high. Throw in a rushing touchdown or two to that mix since Allen’s 6-foot-5, 240-pound frame makes him a wrecking ball in close yardage situations and in the red zone.
He delivers a Sports Center Top Ten play
With the game being on a national stage on Thanksgiving day against “America’s Team” Allen and the Bills will no doubt have a lot of eyes on them.
This prediction is pretty self-explanatory, Allen is a possible emerging star in the NFL and if the Bills can move to 9-3 on the season and Allen does what he does, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Allen to use his legs or rocket arm to end up on Sports Center.