Josh Allen Overtime Stats: Bills QB Suffers Another Heartbreaking Loss in OT

Josh Allen has helped lead the Bills to plenty of success, but OT games have been a struggle. That continued in Sunday's brutal loss to the Eagles.

Josh Allen has helped lead the Buffalo Bills to plenty of success during his time with the franchise, but overtime games are one area that he has struggled to succeed in thus far.

Allen added to his rough overtime track record with Sunday’s heartbreaking 37-34 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Josh Allen’s Overtime Struggles With Bills

Allen is now 0-6 all-time in overtime games after Sunday’s loss. He came into the game already sporting the most overtime losses without a win or a tie by any NFL starting quarterback, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

He went 29 of 51 for 339 yards and two touchdowns while running for 81 yards and two more scores on Sunday but threw a costly interception that helped the Eagles pull ahead early in the third quarter.

Buffalo rallied to retake the lead before Philadelphia answered with a tying 59-yard field goal in the final seconds, making Allen’s interception loom all the larger as a key turning point in the contest.

Allen’s string of overtime defeats began during his second season in the league, the 2019 campaign, which Buffalo capped off with a 22-19 overtime loss to the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. He went 24 of 46 for 264 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the contest, also running nine times for 92 yards.

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The Bills punted on their first drive of overtime after forcing a Houston punt; then the Texans walked it off on a 28-yard field goal by Ka’imi Fairbairn.

Allen’s next overtime defeat came in 2021 as Buffalo faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14 of the season. He helped the Bills rally from a 17-point deficit in the second half of the game, only for them to punt on the opening drive of overtime before Tom Brady connected with Breshad Perriman for the game-winning 58-yard touchdown pass.

The third overtime loss also came in the playoffs, this one during the Divisional Round during that same 2021 season. The Bills and Chiefs went back and forth in an instant classic of a playoff game before Kansas City’s Harrison Butker sent it to overtime with a field goal as time expired on regulation.

The Chiefs then got the ball first in overtime, and Patrick Mahomes found Travis Kelce for the game-winning touchdown.

The Allen-led Bills came up short again in 2022 during a Week 10 game against the Minnesota Vikings, falling 33-30 in overtime. Buffalo tied the game up on a field goal in the final seconds of regulation, but Allen threw an interception on the Bills’ overtime-opening drive, and the Vikings kicked a game-winning field goal.

It’s now happened twice in 2023 as well after Allen and the Bills lost a 22-16 overtime thriller to the New York Jets in Week 1 on a punt return for a touchdown, then lost to the Eagles on Sunday.

Allen is now a combined 145 of 272 for 1,805 yards, 10 TDs, and seven INTs with 470 rushing yards for three scores in his six overtime losses.

The latest loss also lengthened Buffalo’s (6-6) odds of winning the AFC East at 2.5 games behind the Miami Dolphins (8-3) with just six games remaining in the regular season. The Bills also dropped to 10th in the AFC after the defeat and have a tough road ahead to make the postseason.

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