Actually here laffite and in regard to Allen being "more aggressive" during that final drive, I remember seeing two instances in which he decided to go for the long ball but that went incomplete, but or and at a time in which I noticed a receiver wide open up the middle and just past the first-down markers.laffite wrote: ↑January 21st, 2024, 10:57 pm Josh Allen completed 26 passes but good for only 186 yards for an average seven yards for each completed pass. That is far below standard for the NFL. He did throw a couple or so passes downfield but they all failed. The announcers interestingly remarked that both QBs were playing a bit conservative, knowing that a turnover could cost, considering that for most of the game both teams were scoring every possession. Buffalo should have been more aggressive in that final drive, methinks. I guess that's a second guess, but maybe the offensive coordinator might have known.
And on a side note about this...this sort of thing brought back memories of all the times I watched another very good QB from the past, Philip Rivers, attempting to get way too much yardage with long passes during a final drive and instead of getting smaller chunks (and yes, even when there was plenty of time left on the clock) and only to fail in his comeback attempts.
And in regard to this, I'm thinking even IF Bass had made that field goal, there was still 1:47 left on the clock. And so considering Mahomes' long and successful history of final drive comebacks, I think the Bills would've probably ended up losing this game anyway, and especially so because all Mahomes had to do would've been to get the Chiefs back in FG range during a tied score.
(...I mean, remember, in that memorable 2021 Divisional game these two teams had, it only took Mahomes a fraction of that amount of time for him to do this very thing at the end of regulation and before that game went into OT)