Josh Allen’s turnovers could be a big problem for the Bills in the playoffs

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills just breathed a sigh of relief.

Allen was equal parts electric with three touchdown passes as he was an enigma with three turnovers in the Bills’ 34-31 wild-card playoff win against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

The Bills were pushed to the brink, and they have a lot to improve on heading into their next playoff game, opponent to be determined.

“We’ll grow from it,” Allen said after completing 23 of 39 passes for 352 yards. “All that matters is surviving and advancing. It doesn’t matter how we win, it’s if we win. And I’m proud of our guys.”

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The Bills will celebrate this win, but they were dealt a reality check against the Dolphins: If Allen continues to turn the ball over, he will be the reason Buffalo’s goal of reaching and winning the Super Bowl falls short.

Allen is regarded as one of the NFL’s best young quarterbacks, but his 16 interceptions and 22 giveaways this season, including this playoff game, tell a different story of careless play.

Offensive tackle Spencer Brown (No. 79), Josh Allen (No. 17) and center/guard Ryan Bates of the Buffalo Bills look on against the Miami Dolphins in the second round.

And that’s not an encouraging sign for Allen and the Bills, three games from their final goal of the Super Bowl.

“At the end of the day, you turn the ball over, you die a pretty quick death,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said.

Perhaps more importantly, Allen must stay within the means of Buffalo’s offense.

Allen has a penchant for playing loose with the football and he often tries to play completely, taking deep shots down the field that don’t convert. .

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