Atogwe – Questionable
No Problem!!! It’s been proven that when there are big time injuries, someone steps up and produces in their place. With Moss out, I feel it gives the young hungry recievers a chance to step up and make big plays. Armstrong showed that was possible last year. On top of that, Beck is more comfortable throwing the ball to the bottome of the depth chart with whom he’s had the majority of his reps with in practice.
The Redskins defense doesn’t have that luxury though. If those key players aren’t at full strength, then Buffalo may gain more yards then I’m comfortable with. What this will do is motivate an already blitz happy defense blitz more to attempt to create more tutnovers. The game is being played in Canada, where Atogwe is from, so I think this will be his breakout game as a Redskin. Buffalo is pretty banged up on defense also which will be a problem facing Washington’s powerful rushing attack. Washington should run the ball early and often.
Overall, I am confident the Redskins will not dissappoint two weeks in a row. Prediction: Washington 24 Buffalo- 17 on a late TD drive by Beck in the 4th quarter.