One of the trending topics of the sports world Monday night was how the setting for the NFL’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots looked as if it were a scene from the arctic.
Lakefront winds at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York (where the Bills play) created a blustery atmosphere featuring 25- to 35-mph winds with gusts reaching over 50 as intermittent snow fell down, making for a unique atmosphere unlike many in the game had ever experienced on a football field.
This wasn’t the case for Buffalo quarterback and former Wyoming star Josh Allen.
Allen, who threw 30 passes compared to New England quarterback Mac Jones’s three, wasn’t able to move the Bills to 8–4 in a 14–10 loss but made note that the windy conditions didn’t phase him much.
And when you played your collegiate home games in Laramie — no stranger to howling winds — that’s a lot easier to believe.
“Wasn’t too bad,” Allen said in reference to the wind at the post-game press conference. “Couple of throws, obviously, it may have affected. You’ve got to play with the conditions here.”
The former Poke finished with 145 passing yards (a season low) on 15 completions and six rushes for 39 yards, leading the Bills in both categories. He threw Buffalo’s lone touchdown of the game, a second-quarter strike to receiver Gabriel Davis.
Allen and Buffalo have a short week before traveling to play Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon. The kickoff will take place at 2:25 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on CBS.