Now that they’ve gone Hollywood, the Buffalo Bills may yet win a Super Bowl.
Josh Allen, whiz passer and rusher, added inspired acting to his game Sunday and now who can beat the Bills?
Allen snookered a zebra into awarding 15 precious yards. The Bills, stifling guffaws, advanced past the Ravens, 23-20, on wet grass in Baltimore.
The Bills (3-1) have weathered injuries and ambushes since oddmakers made them the league’s favorite. They’re still Super Bowl chalk.
What’s new: Jack Nicholson will be calling Allen for pointers.
An unblocked Ravens blitzer hugged Allen, one quick beat after he’d flung an errant pass. Improvising, the Bills’ quarterback spun to the ground, bringing corner Brandon Stephens with him. Oscar-worthy work.
Allen stayed in character. No sooner had he landed — softly as a 237-pound feather — than the QB pointed toward Jerome Boger, the backfield ref.
Here was an MVP candidate/NFL meal ticket demanding protection from … nothing.
Bogar, who played quarterback for Morehouse College in Atlanta, obliged with the yellow hankie.
“Personal foul,” the ref intoned, in his honeyed drawl. “Roughing the passer.”
Ballgame. The Bills went from second-and-20 at midfield to first down at Baltimore’s 26 with two minutes left. Tyler Bass kicked the winning points as the clock expired. The Ravens (2-2) lost after leading by 17 points or more for the second time in three weeks.
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