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Bills QB Josh Allen named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for third time this season, a franchise first

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 17:06:14-05

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — For the first time in franchise history, the Buffalo Bills have a three-time AFC Offensive Player of the Week this season.

Quarterback Josh Allen received the "player of the week" distinction for his Week 13 performance against the 49ers, in which he led the team to its first Monday Night Football victory since 1999.

"Obviously there's still a lot to improve on, and I'm nowhere near where I want to be but I've had a lot of help along the way and I truly appreciate the guys who have come accross my path and helped me in regards to my game," Allen said Wednesday.

The Bills quarterback threw for 375 yards and four touchdowns, notching an impressive 80% completion rate. He has thrown for 26 touchdowns this season, rushing for another six and scoring one receiving touchdown on a trick play against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10. His 33 total touchdowns this season puts him one shy of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly's single-season franchise record.

"I mean, it's everything that I've wanted since I was a little kid," Allen added. "It's the greatest job in the world in my opinion and I enjoy each and every day that I get to come and be the QB for this organization."

Allen previously was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 2 and Week 9, in games against the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks.

The Buffalo Bills are currently one game ahead of the Miami Dolphins, leading the AFC East. Check the latest on the Bills' spot in the AFC playoff picture here.

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