Allen shines as Bills outduel Seahawks, Chiefs survive scare

Los Angeles (AFP) –


Quarterback Josh Allen guided the offense by throwing for three touchdowns and Buffalo's sturdy defense forced four turnovers as the Bills handed the Seattle Seahawks their second loss in three games with a 44-34 win on Sunday.

Allen finished with a whopping 415 passing yards and added a rushing touchdown to outduel Seattle's star quarterback Russell Wilson in the clash between NFL division leaders.

Wilson completed 28 of 41 passes for 390 yards but he had two interceptions for the Seahawks, who fell to 6-2 in the NFC West. He also gave up two second-half fumbles while being sacked as the Seahawks attempted to rally from a 24-10 deficit at the half.

The Bills got superb receiving performances from Stefon Diggs and John Brown to improve to 7-2 in the AFC East.

"We are capable of doing whatever we want to do. We have all of the pieces here, and we just have to continue to do things right on and off the field," said Bills team captain Dion Dawkins.

DK Metcalf had a team-high seven catches for 108 yards for the Seahawks, who pulled within 27-20 late in the third quarter.

But Rookie Zack Moss had a one-yard touchdown run and Allen scored on a three-yard romp to give the Bills 41-20 lead.

Elsewhere, quarterback Patrick Mahomes passed for four touchdowns and 372 yards as the Super Bowl champion Chiefs won their fourth consecutive game by edging the Carolina Panthers 33-31 in Kansas City.

Tight end Travis Kelce, who is one of Mahomes's favorite targets, grabbed 10 passes for 159 yards for the AFC West-leading Chiefs (8-1).

The Chiefs got off to a slow start and didn't take the lead until 4:42 of the third quarter when Clyde Edwards-Helaire snagged a four yard touchdown pass from Mahomes.

Mahomes completed 30 of 45 passing attempts and teamed up with receiver Tyreek Hill for two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Hill finished with nine grabs for 113 yards.

Running back Christian McCaffrey, who missed the previous six games with an ankle injury, helped Carolina score touchdowns on its first two possessions. The Panthers led 14-3 early in the second quarter.

In Indianapolis, reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson rebounded from a sub-par game last week to gain 228 yards of total offense as the Baltimore Ravens handed Indianapolis their first loss at home this season with a 24-10 win.

Quarterback Jackson had a rushing touchdown and Gus Edwards ran for another score as the Ravens improved to 6-2 on the season.

- Jackson makes history -

Jackson grabbed a slice of history as he equalled the best 30-start mark of the NFL's Super Bowl era.

He is 25-5 since becoming the Ravens' starter, tying retired Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins for the best start by a quarterback since the mid-1960s.

"It's pretty cool, I'm up there with a Hall of Famer," Jackson said. "But you still got to win each and every game. So, it's all right."

Baltimore outscored Indianapolis 17-0 in the opening half en route to becoming the first team to defeat the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium this season.

Justin Tucker who capped the scoring with a 48-yard field goal with just over two minutes remaining.

Jackson bounced back from a four-turnover game against Pittsburgh last week.