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Josh Allen on spinning ball penalty: 'I play with my heart on my sleeve'

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) dives for a touchdown past Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Michael Davis (43) in the third quarter at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. 

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen had a passing and rushing touchdown in the same game for the 15th time in his career. That ranks second by a quarterback in his first three NFL seasons behind Cam Newton, who has 20.

Allen's day was filled with ups and downs, including his missing one play with an ankle issue.

"Just twisted up a little bit," he said. "It happens. But it's not going to affect me."

Allen's 3-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter came on a dive to hit the pylon with the football. After the score, Allen got up and spun the ball in front of Los Angeles cornerback Michael Davis. That drew a 15-yard flag for unsportsmanlike conduct, with the penalty assessed on the kickoff.

“Obviously, throughout the game and coming after I had to sit out for a play, whatever, just a lot of emotion in the play," Allen said. "I play with my heart on my sleeve and let the emotions get the best me. I can't do that and put our team in jeopardy and lose 15 yards on the kickoff, so I’ve got to be better than that.”

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