Jan 4, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter ah] in the AFC Wild Card NFL Playoff game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Wait, is Josh Allen the most exciting young quarterback in the NFL?

Well, no. Very much no. But he looked really, really good on the opening drive for the Buffalo Bills against the Houston Texans in Saturday’s AFC Wild Card playoff game.

On 2nd and 8 from just inside the Bills’ 40-yard-line, Allen took the snap and scrambled to the right on a called run play. Thanks to some fine blocking in front of him, the young QB scrambled 40 yards down the field, getting tripped up just shy of the Texans’ 20-yard-line.

While he wasn’t able to score a touchdown on that run, Allen made up for it on a trick play. After a fake hand-off, Allen flipped the ball to John Brown on the reverse. Brown then stopped and found Allen waiting for the pass at the five-yard-line. Allen then hustled into the endzone as multiple Texans defenders converged on him, but not in time to prevent the score.

Just like that, the Buffalo Bills are up 7-0 and have taken a huge chunk of momentum with them in this road playoff game. Bills fans have undoubtedly been giving it their all in the pregame tailgate outside, so expect Allen and the Bills to continue giving their all on the field.

They even made sure to break out the big guns on the touchdown celebration.

This should be a fun day in Houston.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.