Josh Allen After Seeing Kickoff Statistic: 'God Is Real'

John Simmons | January 11, 2023
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The Buffalo Bills defeated the New England Patriots 35-23 on Sunday, which locked them into the number two seed in the AFC playoff picture and set up a matchup with division rival Miami in the Wild Card round on Jan. 15. 

The win was emotional coming just six days after safety Damar Hamlin’s injury, and Bills players wore a special number 3 patch on their jerseys to show support for their teammate. But the outcome of the game gets even crazier considering some crazy statistics people started realizing after the game.

Running back Nyheim Hines returned two kickoffs -- including the opening kickoff -- for touchdowns against the Patriots, the first time a Bills player had done so in … three years and three months. Bills Quarterback Josh Allen finished the game with … three touchdown passes. The Bills defense intercepted Patriots quarterback Mac Jones … three times. 

Coincidence? Allen didn't seem to think so.

Neither did Bills coach Sean McDermott, who said that God has been involved in countless ways since that fateful Monday night.

“When you get to situations like this, I really believe that God was showing us the way …That’s probably not the answer you’re looking for, but that’s how I honestly feel about it,” he said. “You’ve got to trust your gut and then ask God for the wisdom to move this team and lead this team in the right direction.”

The prayers that thousands of people prayed for Hamlin have been working wonders, as the safety has been taken home from Cincinnati and is now in Buffalo General hospital continuing his recovery. 

The only thing left for Buffalo to do after this remarkable season? Win a Super Bowl for themselves, the city, and Damar.

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