After his costly turnover was returned by the Kansas City Chiefs for a touchdown in the first quarter, Allen was benched for the final 47 minutes, 49 seconds of the game. The Ravens went with Terrance West and Terrence Magee at running back the rest of the game.
Will Allen remain on the sideline for the remainder of the season, or will he get a chance to redeem himself next Sunday?
"It probably won’t carry over, but you play the best players," coach John Harbaugh said. "At running back, the best players don’t fumble. Fumbling – it is what it is. You have to hold onto the football. He knows that. I have a lot of love and respect for Buck. No way is Buck going to be banished, by any stretch."
Allen had gone his first 131 touches in the NFL without fumbling. After he coughed the ball up a week ago against Seattle, Harbaugh said he didn't need to talk to Allen because he didn't have a history of fumbling. This is certainly something that could hurt Allen's value heading into Week 16.