Sunday’s game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills limped along for most of the first half with the two teams locked in a dead heat. However, with time winding down in the second quarter, something never before seen in the NFL took place.
With the Bills trying to get points on the board before the end of the half, quarterback Josh Allen dropped back to pass on second down. After surveying the field, he was hit in the back by none other than Jacksonville Jaguars pass-rusher Josh Allen.
Yes, you read that correctly. Josh Allen sacked Josh Allen.
In doing so, the Jaguars defensive end made league history. He became the first player in the NFL to sack a player with the same name, according to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.
Jaguars DE Josh Allen just made NFL history: He is the first player to ever record a sack of a player with the same name.
— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) November 7, 2021
Here’s video of the historic moment, via the NFL:
JOSH ALLEN SACKS JOSH ALLEN.@JoshAllen41_
— NFL (@NFL) November 7, 2021
To make things even better, the Jaguars Josh Allen intercepted a pass from the Bills’ Josh Allen later in the third quarter.
JOSH ALLEN PICKS JOSH ALLEN
— Patrick Claybon (@PatrickClaybon) November 7, 2021
The sack and the interception on the Bills quarterback continued a strong stretch of play for the Jaguars’ Josh Allen. Last week against the Seattle Seahawks he was everywhere on defense, racking up two sacks and four tackles-for-loss.
On Sunday, Allen’s play on the line was necessary to keep Jacksonville in the game. Both the Jaguars and the Bills labored on offense throughout the afternoon, making for a defensive struggle.
The game remained knotted 6-6 well into the third quarter.
Regardless of the outcome on Sunday, the 24-year-old defensive end will always be able to remember Nov. 7, 2021 for the day that he made history for sacking his fellow Josh Allen.
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