Bills' Allen buries Dolphins with 400-yard game

5:03 PM ET

Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN

Playing without their two starting linebackers, the Buffalo Bills needed the offense to carry the load Sunday against the Miami Dolphins — and Josh Allen delivered.

The third-year quarterback threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns, both career-highs, in what might be the best game of his career. After recording his first 300-yard game against the Jets in Week 1, Allen completed 69% of his passes to eight different receivers in the Bills’ 31-28 win.

Allen started hot, throwing for 249 yards and two scores in the first half as the Bills built a 17-10 lead. But they started slowly in the second half as Miami roared back to take a 20-17 lead early in the fourth quarter. Allen responded to Buffalo’s first deficit of the season by completing 6 of 8 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns over his next two drives to ice the game.

In the process, Allen became both the first Bills player to throw for 400 yards and four touchdowns in a single game without an interception, and also the first Bills player to throw for 300 yards, at least two scores and zero interceptions,

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