The decision on whether quarterback Josh Allen will play Sunday versus the Minnesota Vikings is an “hour-to-hour situation,” Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday, and he expects it’ll come down to game time on Sunday.
The superstar QB was officially listed as questionable after not participating in practice all week.
Allen sprained his right throwing elbow in the final minutes of a loss to the New York Jets last weekend.
Bills aren’t equipped to win without Josh Allen
Case Keenum is a viable backup quarterback and Nick Wright admits as much… but if Josh Allen isn’t playing in Week 10, or if this elbow injury keeps him out for much more of the season, Nick doesn’t believe the Bills are equipped to handle it.
“We are literally in an hour-to-hour situation here,” McDermott said. “Just looking at how he’s going to progress through the day, and as he goes through these different tests, medically, making sure that he’s able to check the boxes in a progression to where we can see if we can proceed through the course of the day here.”
Sunday’s interconference showdown in Buffalo looks to have serious implications on No. 1 seeds. The Bills (6-2) lead the AFC East and sit atop the AFC standings, alongside the Chiefs. The Vikings hold a commanding 4.5-game lead in the NFC North and are just a game back of the unbeaten Eagles in the NFC.
Allen has not missed a start since October 2018 — his rookie year. If he’s unable to go, veteran Case Keenum will start against his former team. Keenum has attempted just seven passes this season and made two starts since 2020.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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