Allen had an up-and-down first game—kind of like his entire first season, right? Facing AFC East rival New York, Allen was atrocious in the first half. However, despite his team losing the turnover battle 4-0, playing on the road, and falling behind 16-0 Buffalo won! You have to admire Allen’s mental fortitude, if nothing else. (Granted, that C.J. Mosley injury was fortuitous).
In Week 1, the second-year signal-caller threw completed 24-of-37 passes for 254 yards and one TD, tossed two INTs, and rushed 10 times for 38 yards and another score. Expect a better line this weekend, as he faces the Giants, who allowed the league's most passing yards (405) in Week 1, in their loss to Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. Prescott carved up Big Blue’s blitzing attack. Allen isn’t of Prescott’s caliber, but he should have a big fantasy day while enjoying his new and improved crop of wideouts.