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Josh Allen, meet Josh Allen: Jags defensive end Allen torments Bills QB with same name

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Josh Allen had no plans to meet Josh Allen on Sunday. But the other Josh Allen said he wouldn't mind becoming well-acquainted by the end of the Buffalo Bills-Jacksonville Jaguars contest.

"That's the goal," Jaguars defensive end Joshua Allen said of his counterpart, Bills quarterback Joshua Patrick Allen.

The Jags' Allen got his wish with a face-to-face meeting via a sack late in the second quarter. In the third, the Bills' Allen dropped back and fired a pass near the line of scrimmage only for Jacksonville's Allen to intercept the pass. The Jaguars (2-6) took the lead as a result of the turnover on their way to a stunning 9-6 upset of the first-place Bills (5-3).

The NFL said that it was the first time a player with the same name as the quarterback has recorded a sack.

In the fourth quarter, the Allen trifecta was completed, with Jacksonville Allen recovered a fumble by quarterback Allen.

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen sacks Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, a first in NFL history.
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen sacks Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, a first in NFL history.

The Allens were both the seventh overall picks by their current teams in back-to-back drafts.

“We’ve never actually met in person,” the quarterback said last week. “We’ve messaged on Twitter and Instagram. Obviously, we follow each other: first round, seventh pick two years in a row, Josh Allen’s the pick. That was pretty cool."

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Josh Allen of Jaguars has sack, two takeaways from Bills QB Josh Allen