What Josh Allen said about Bills offensive line in win over Patriots

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The Bills had a lot to feel good about in their 33-21 win over their division rival Patriots.

They are now back in first place in the AFC East with a chance to win the division and make the playoffs.

QB Josh Allen and the Bills offense had a big day despite missing weapons from WR’s Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis to RB Matt Breida.

The player shortage raised questions ahead of the game as to whether the Bills would be able to adjust in terms of replacing their productivity.

But thanks to a big day by those who did play, Buffalo leaves Foxborough with the victory and is now back on top in the division.

After the game, it was pointed out by a member of the press that the QB didn’t get sacked and threw for over 300-plus yards while the team went for 100-plus rushing yards as well.

When asked about the difference his offensive line made in the win, Allen was outspoken about how impressed he was with that unit.

“Again, adversity, guys being pulled out, you know Ryan Bates stepping up, he played fantastic, Ike [Boettger] goes down, Dion comes back in after being at home with COVID and not really knowing much of the game plan, and not actually practicing the gameplan, that’s really tough to do. I’m so happy for our guys in how they responded”

Still, Allen knows the Bills’ job isn’t done with this game. And he was to that very point in saying so.

“Again, we have two games left and we got to keep going.”

It does turn out there also may have been a little extra under the tree this year that arrived right on time to help inspire the linemen’s effort as well as Allen bought watches for each of them.

“I think it was the Christmas presents I got them, they were pumped up and they played a little harder for them,” Allen said. “It never hurts to treat those big guys, and I’m super proud.”

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