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Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen yet to win on the road in NFL playoffs

In his four years in the NFL, Josh Allen is 3-2 in five postseason games with the Buffalo Bills, having so far failed to taste victory away from home in the playoffs.

BUFFALO, NEW YORK - JANUARY 15: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills warms up prior to the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium on January 15, 2022 in Buffalo, New York.   Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images/AFP
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Four years on from his arrival at the Buffalo Bills, there can be little doubt that Josh Allen is the franchise’s present and future. However, although he has set about emulating Bills great Jim Kelly, the quarterback still has a major hurdle to overcome in the NFL playoffs.

Allen 0-2 on the road in the NFL playoffs

Allen has appeared in three postseasons so far with the Bills (2019-2021), and in his five playoffs games has a 3-2 record. The problem is that all his wins have been in Orchard Park and all his defeats have come on the road.

In the 2019 season, the Bills fell at the first hurdle in the playoffs, losing 22-19 to the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.

In 2020, Buffalo began with home wins over the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens to reach the AFC Championship Game. With a ticket to the Super Bowl at stake, the Bills took on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium and Allen endured his second playoffs defeat with the franchise, going down 38-24.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen during his team's wild card round win over the New England Patriots.
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen during his team's wild card round win over the New England Patriots.Rich BarnesUSA TODAY Sports

Bills face trip to Kansas City in 2021 divisional round

This season, Buffalo hosted the New England Patriots in the wild card round, and crushed Bill Belichick’s men to book their place in the divisional round. Up next for the Bills is the team that ended their postseason hopes last year, the Chiefs.

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Allen's road-game figures in the playoffs

Allen was one of the major culprits for the Bills’ playoffs defeats in the past two seasons. Against the Texans and the Chiefs, the 25-year-old threw for 52 completed passes, 551 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and an average passer rating of 75.3.

By comparison, Allen’s three wins in the postseason saw him throw for 70 completed passes, 838 yards, eight touchdowns, no interceptions and an average passer rating of 125.7.