Allen still bothered by losing coin toss in OT playoff loss to Chiefs

Posted: 27/06/2022 in NFL
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Quarterback Josh Allen hasn’t moved on from the Buffalo Bills‘ dramatic playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

During an appearance on the “Bussin with the Boys” podcast, Allen said that losing the overtime coin toss affected him more than losing the divisional-round game, according to Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith.

The 26-year-old signal-caller and Patrick Mahomes went back and forth throughout the contest to send the game to overtime tied at 36. However, Allen didn’t call the coin toss correctly and had to watch from the sideline as Mahomes drove down for a walk-off touchdown.

Allen blamed a production meeting prior to the matchup for jinxing his winning ways in the coin toss.

“Up to that point, I think I was 9-0 throughout the season. In our production meeting, it was jinxed, and I was 0-for-2 in that game,” Allen said. “They brought up that stat, you’re 9-0 … I go 0-2 on coin tosses that game.”

He added: “I switched it up, I went heads first, and then I went tails at the end, and it was obviously flip-flopped.”

Allen threw for 329 yards with four touchdowns in the contest. The 42-36 shootout will forever be remembered as a postseason classic, but Allen isn’t taking much satisfaction in its meaning.

“People still come up to me and talk about it. That’s the game people talk about,” Allen said. “To be a part of it is great, but to be on the losing end of it is not so great. It doesn’t make me feel any better when someone comes up and says, ‘That was the greatest game I’ve ever seen.’ It’s like, we lost.”

The NFL later updated its postseason overtime rules by guaranteeing both teams at least one possession in response to the Chiefs-Bills matchup.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s