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It starts with me – Josh Allen vows Bills will be better for Jacksonville stunner

By Sports Desk November 08, 2021

Josh Allen vowed the Buffalo Bills will be better for their stunning loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, for which he placed the blame on his shoulders.

The Bills were heavy favourites to move to 6-2 against a Jaguars team that came into the game 1-7 and without a win in the United States since Week 1 of last season.

But Allen and the Bills' offense were stifled by a superb performance from a much-maligned Jaguars defense as Jacksonville claimed a remarkable 9-6 win.

Allen was part of an unwanted piece of history for the Bills quarterback, who saw Jaguars defensive end Josh Allen sack him, intercept a pass and recover one of his fumbles.

It was the first time any such plays had taken place between two players with the same name.

And Allen felt the Jaguars and his namesake were worthy of the victory in a game in which he was sacked four times and intercepted twice.

"Credit to them, they wanted it more. I put the ball in danger too often, bit us in the butt," Allen told a media conference. 

"We played like s*** and it starts with me. This loss stings, but I'll tell you that this one makes the other games feel better, having this pit in our stomach right now puts things into perspective.

"It's a week-to-week league, any given Sunday any team can come out here and play well and beat the other team, that's just how it goes, it's life sometimes, we'll use this to our advantage, we'll be better from it.

"I don't want to lose, I don't want to lose games. I feel like I could have played better. I could have helped our team and put us in better situations, and I didn't.

"So, I'm frustrated with myself more so than anything. I gotta be better for this team."

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