Dec 12, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) scores a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After a lot of back and forth, it looks like the Buffalo Bills have their plan for a quarterback on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Josh Allen has been working through a sprained foot following last Sunday’s overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and hasn’t practiced very much all week. That had some people wondering if Mitch Trubisky would end up getting the start. However, head coach Sean McDermott essentially closed the door on the discussion Friday by saying that Allen participated fully in practice and “should be ready to go” on Sunday.

Presuming he does start, Allen’s consecutive games played streak will move to 52 games. He hasn’t missed a start since his rookie season.


The Bills are in desperate need of a spark. After a strong start to the season, they’ve lost four of their last six games and are struggling to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot. They’re counting on Allen, who has 3,524 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions, to get them back on track.

And based on the reaction from NFL people on social media, it sounds like everyone sees McDermott relying on Allen to essentially save the season.

The Bills (7-6) are currently battling with four other 7-6 teams and the 6-6-1 Steelers for a Wild Card berth. Every game matters and if Josh Allen can lead them to victory on Sunday it will go a long way towards getting Buffalo back on track.

[Alaina Getzenberg]

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