BUFFALO, N.Y. — While Josh Allen struggled with nerves early in games during the regular season, that certainly wasn't the case today when he started his first playoff game with the Bills in Houston against the Texans.
The Bills lost 22-19 in overtime.
On the Bills' first drive, Allen ran for 42 yards, then caught a touchdown pass from John Brown, while also completing two passes.
A quarterback catching a touchdown pass is rare and even less likely to happen in the postseason. The Bills used all of Allen's abilities as a runner and a passer to get him involved and calmed down early in the game.
Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, it's just the fifth time that a quarterback has caught a touchdown pass in the postseason. Four of those five have come over the past three seasons.
The touchdown to Allen was the second touchdown pass Brown has thrown this season. He also hit Devin Singletary for a touchdown Thanksgiving Day against Dallas.