Buffalo Bills star Josh Allen put the blame on his shoulders as the team suffered a demoralizing loss to the New York Jets to start the 2023 season on Monday night.
Allen had four turnovers, three interceptions and a fumble in the 22-16 overtime loss. All three of his interceptions went to Jets safety Jordan Whitehead.
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“We prepared so hard, the effort was there. Our guys played so hard. Defense gave us opportunities,” Allen told reporters after the game. “They played a heck of a game. It sucks when you feel like you are the reason and I am the reason we lost tonight.”
Allen was 29-for-41 with 236 passing yards and a touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs. Allen tried to explain the apparent forced passes.
“Mindset-wise, just trust in what I see, sticking with it and not trying to force anything. It’s a good defense we’re playing, but we can’t play two guys. You can’t play them and us. I played us tonight.”
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Allen’s fumble set up the Jets’ game-tying field goal.
“I hurt our team tonight,” Allen said. “I cost our team tonight, and it feels eerily similar to last year. I hate that it’s the same.”
Allen is now 0-5 in overtime games, including the playoffs.
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Buffalo will head home to welcome the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.