The Buffalo Bills remain a Super Bowl favorite.
But their Pro Bowl passer has been anything but since he injured his elbow on a strip sack vs the New York Jets in November.
Since week 7 Allen’s passer rating has been just 85 — ranking him 26th in the NFL.
His 12 turnovers are the league’s worst.
And his completion percentage, something Allen has worked hard to boost since his rookie year, is 60% — 30th in the league and his lowest since his second year as a Pro.
The Bills are still finding ways to win. But it raises the question over whether the Buffalo might need to find new ways to score – if they cannot get more from Allen down the stretch.
Buffalo faces off this weekend against another one of the AFC’s best, Cincinnati, and it may be a strong gauge on where the team stands heading into the playoffs.
The team is fighting to maintain control of a sorely needed bye week.
But it may also be showing the rest of the NFL whether or not the road to the Super Bowl actually still runs through Orchard Park, NY.