It’s not crazy to say that the Washington Football Team‘s defense has been one of the biggest disappointments of the NFL season thus far.
After finishing second in total defense last year, Jack Del Rio’s defense ranks 17th in points allowed (24.5), 23rd in rushing defense (126.5) and 25th in total yards per game (407.5) through two games.
That isn’t conducive to long-term success and things won’t get any easier this weekend when they visit the Buffalo Bills.
At this point, everyone knows Buffalo is a championship contender. While Josh Allen hasn’t started off scalding hot like everyone expected, we’re talking about an offense that finished second in points (31.3) and yards (396.4) in 2020.
You know who really helped the Bills make that leap? The acquisition of wideout Stefon Diggs, who was virtually unstoppable last season and has piggybacked off that career year with a solid start to the new campaign.
Diggs will be one of Del Rio’s main focuses this weekend, but Washington’s DC better have something special planned, because Diggs, a Maryland native, has FEASTED against his hometown team in his career.
The Washington Football Team better have a gameplan for Stefon Diggs on Sunday.
Those stats are nothing short of ridiculous and Diggs, who clearly takes these matchups against Washington personally, must be licking his chops looking at how the Football Team’s secondary has performed thus far.
Diggs, of course, is one of the most decorated receivers in Maryland history. The former Terrapin ranks fourth in school history in catches (150), second in receiving yards (2,227) and fifth in touchdowns (15).
Yup. Pretty easy to see why Diggs has balled out against his hometown team. He’s as competitively-driven as any wideout in the NFL, so you can imagine he’s chomping at the bit to terrorize the Football Team’s floundering secondary.
After all, it’s been nearly two full years since Diggs last played Washington. He was still with the Vikings at the time, so something tells us he’ll be looking to send a message for his first meeting against the WFT in a Bills uniform.
It hasn’t mattered whether Diggs has played in Landover or downtown Minneapolis, either. When the Burgundy and Gold is his opposition, the former fifth-round pick tends to kick it into third and fourth gear.
If someone on Washington’s social media team can forward the first tweet to Ron Rivera and Del Rio, that’d be great, because if the secondary struggles to contain Diggs, Sunday could get very ugly for the Football Team.