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Bills’ Josh Allen Upset With Lackluster Performance in Narrow Win Over Dolphins



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The Buffalo Bills may have come away with a narrow victory over the Miami Dolphins during their AFC Wild Card matchup on Sunday, but Bills quarterback Josh Allen isn’t too pleased with the overall performance of the AFC juggernaut.

Allen fueled the win, but almost cost them the game with turnovers.

“I mean, the turnovers, they hurt us,” Allen said, according to ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg. “Really let them back in the game. Up 17-0 with chances and I give them the ball two times and give them a touchdown — it’s just things you can’t do. And you can’t expect to win like that, so some stuff to clean up on that.”

“One-week seasons, man, that’s it. Got to take it one game at a time,” Allen added. “Thought we did some good things today, I did some bad things today, so there’s stuff to clean up and some things to learn from, but we’ll grow from it. So, all that matters is surviving and advancing. Doesn’t matter how we win, it’s if we win, and I’m proud of our guys for playing the way they did.”

“I just think overall we’ve got to do a better job at that point, you know, up 17, I think it was 17-zip, and we turned the ball over, so at the end of the day, you turn the ball over, you die, normally, a pretty quick death,” Bills had coach Sean McDermott said. “I think we had three turnovers, one for a score and then we had the big punt return mixed in there as well, so not very good complementary football.”

Fans were critical of Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey for some questionable calls during the fourth quarter.

“I’m sure Dorse will want that one back,” McDermott said of Dorsey. “Didn’t feel great about that one, just in terms of the efficiency overall there. So, just again, that’s one of the areas we can learn from.”

“I think we shot ourselves in the foot a few times, put our defense in less than advantageous positions. Put their offense on our side of the ball,” Bills center Mitch Morse said. “I think there was moments where we were really able to matriculate down the field, move the ball, and there was moments where we really shot ourselves in the foot.

“I think the biggest thing … is this next week, yes, we did end up with the win and in this league that’s hard, especially in the playoffs. But we know we need to mitigate those mistakes as much as possible. I thought this team did a very good job not pointing fingers.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.