Allen makes final MVP case as Bills secure AFC's No. 2 seed

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Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Is it a sure bet that Josh Allen won’t be the NFL’s Most Valuable Player?

The Buffalo Bills quarterback put one final stamp on the greatest regular-season statistically in franchise history during a 56-26 rout of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in Week 17, eclipsing Drew Bledsoe’s record for passing yards in a single season. As the Bills enter the playoffs as the AFC’s No. 2 seed, Allen holds single-season franchise records for passing yards (4,544), touchdowns (37) and completions (396) in his third NFL season.

It is essentially a three-horse race for MVP between Allen, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, with Rodgers the front-runner heading into Week 17. But Allen’s credentials for the award can’t be ignored.

He finishes with just 10 interceptions, and had another 418 yards and eight scores on the ground. Although he doesn’t lead the trio in any of the major passing categories, he’s put up similar stats against a tougher schedule; according to ESPN’s FPI rankings, the Bills played the 14th-hardest schedule in the NFL this season. The Chiefs and Packers have played

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