6. The Reality Is, Josh Allen and the Buffalo offense see Washington as a get-right game.
The narrative in Buffalo after the first two weeks of the season is that their defense is looking solid (ranked No. 2 overall though two weeks), but their offense is scuffling. In particular, Josh Allen has looked more like he did in his first two seasons than he did in his MVP-caliber 2020. His completion percentage is back down below 60%, his yards per pass are down below 6, and he hasn’t produced many (any?) explosive plays so far this season. But given the way Washington has looked defensively so far this season, Josh Allen and the entire Bills offense has to be looking at their Week 3 opponent as an opportunity to get things on track.
Prediction: Look for Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to utilize read-option runs and the quick passing game to attack Washington’s corners and linebackers early and seek to get Josh Allen into a rhythm like he had going last season. Until they prove otherwise, Washington’s defense deserves to be seen as “gettable” by opposing quarterbacks and coordinators. Allen will come out of Week 3 having calmed the fears of Bills fans with a line like 22/33 for 265 yards and 2 TDs, with another 65 yards rushing.