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Josh Allen Becomes First Back-to-Back AFC Player of the Week in 2022

Tyler Maher
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen became the first player in 2022 to win consecutive AFC Player of the Week awards.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen became the first player in 2022 to win consecutive AFC Player of the Week awards. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Week 6 was deja vu for Josh Allen. Not only did he lead the Buffalo Bills to another win, but he also earned his second straight AFC Offensive Player of the Week award in the process.

Buffalo's dynamic quarterback also became the first player to win back-to-back AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in 2022.

After shredding the hapless Pittsburgh Steelers for 424 passing yards and 4 passing touchdowns at home in Week 5, Allen had a much more daunting task in Week 6. He'd have to go on the road to Kansas City and face the Chiefs in a rematch of their epic Divisional Round battle from January, which Kansas City won, 42-36, in overtime.

Allen got the best of Patrick Mahomes and co. this time around, guiding Buffalo to a 24-20 win. The former MVP runner-up turned in another masterful performance, torching the Chiefs' defense for 329 passing yards and 3 TDs, including a fourth-quarter strike to tight end Dawson Knox that put the Bills ahead for good.

Unfortunately for Allen, he won't be able to make it three in a row as Buffalo is on bye this week. He'll look to pick up where he left off in Week 8 against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at home, where the Bills are currently favored by 8.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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