Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was straight honest when assessing his performance against the Kansas City Chiefs as the 24-year-old admitted he has got to go a better job as the team's starting quarterback. On a Monday Night Football game, the Bills hosted the Chiefs and ended up losing to the reigning Super Bowl champions 26-17.
The Bills needed a big performance from Allen but that didn't happen as their quarterback completed 14-of-27 attempts for 122 yards and also threw two touchdowns and had one interception. After starting the season with a 4-0 record, the Bills have now lost back-to-back games and now they stand at 4-2.
"We weren't good enough -- I was not good enough. I got to do a better job, it's plain and simple," Allen said after the game, per ESPN. "I didn't play very good tonight. I know that. I understand that. This team can't afford to have me play poorly.
"Early on just not being as accurate with the ball as I should have been. Making the right reads, making the right throws, and we turned it on a little too late there."
Patrick Mahomes outplayed Allen
After Chiefs quarterback Mahomes saw the defense the Bills were playing, he knew they should to turn their running game.
The Chiefs ended up having more rushing attempts than passing attempts but Mahomes was still productive as he completed 21-of-26 passes for 225 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. "It takes me back to my college days at Texas Tech when we're getting [eight defenders in pass coverage] and the linebackers are 6, 7 yards deep,'' Mahomes said.
"If teams are going to do that, we've got to run the football until they come up, and when they come up, we're going to throw the football again. "Once we saw how deep their linebackers and safeties and corners were playing, we knew that we had the run game.
So we really just stayed with it, and if teams are going to play us like this, you're going to see us run the football, and we have the guys that can do it.' ' Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire made the most out of the way the Bills were playing defense as he gained 161 rushing yards on 26 attempts. "When you have days like this, things just seem to part like the Red Sea,'' Edwards-Helaire said.