Three takeaways from Redskins Week 9 loss to Buffalo Bills
1. Adrian Peterson still has it
One of the reasons that the Redskins offense was better than expected was the play of Adrian Peterson. In recent weeks, the venerable future Hall of Famer has stepped up after a slow start to the season. And on Sunday, he was nothing short of spectacular.
With more touches thanks to Bill Callahan’s offensive system, which pays more attention to the run game, Peterson has thrived. And against Buffalo, he was the engine that drove the offense. During the game, he totaled 130 scrimmage yards.
During the game, Peterson made a number of highlight plays. This included a long run in the first half in which it looked like he’d be stuffed for no game, but he was able to power forward for a massive gain. It also included a play that saw him get met three yards behind the line of scrimmage by Bills corner Levi Wallace, and Peterson was able to throw him aside and turn what should have been a loss into an 8-yard gain.
Peterson’s success took some pressure off Dwayne Haskins. And if he can continue to find running room and create space with his power, Peterson will be the team’s best offensive weapon.
No matter what, one thing was clear on Sunday. Peterson still has it and the ‘Skins will keep feeding him because of this.