Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen has rushed for more than 100 yards in back-to-back games, and leads the team in rushing this season with 490 yards and five rushing scores.
“This guy is very special sitting back and watching him on tape,” Davis said this week of Allen.
But the Lions have been very good this season containing quarterbacks with the ability to run. They did so against Cam Newton, Russell Wilson and Mitchell Trubisky. In fact, the Lions have allowed just 62 total rushing yards to quarterbacks all season.
“I’ve seen a lot of good quarterbacks that can pull it down and run, this guy is really something,” Lions defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni said. “He’s big, he’s got really good speed, he’s got good vision. He’s their leading rusher so he’s just very impressive. He’s got a strong arm, he can throw the ball. There’s plays on that film where the ball is going 70 yards in the air. So, he’s a handful, there’s no question about that.”
It will be important for Detroit’s front to contain Allen as much as they can, and for the back seven to limit the damage when and if he does break the line of scrimmage and look to make plays with his legs. They’ve done a good job with that all year, and will be tested once again this week.