Josh Allen is “The Man!” In his game against the Texans, he completed 22 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 14 times for 102 yards! But . . . he also fumbled three times and did not actually lead the Bills to a touchdown until only 1:25 remained in the game.
Buffalo really dominated this game statistically. They ran up 510 yards of total offense to Houston’s 307. But, their inability to actually finish drives with touchdowns cost them this game. Twice in the first half they got the ball to the Houston seven yard line, and both times had to settle for chip-shot field goals.
Then, late in the second quarter, Bills’ punter Corey Bojorquez, kicking from his own 8 yard line, had a punt slide off the side of his foot and it only traveled 17 yards before going out of bounds at the Buffalo 25 yard line. Three plays later the Texans’ Desaun Watson found Duke Johnson for a 14 yard TD pass.
The short punt and the fumbles allowed Houston to play on a much shorter playing field and offset a solid effort by the Bills’ defense.