In what’s been called a “measuring stick game”, the Washington Football Team takes on the Buffalo Bills in what will be the biggest game of Washington’s young season.
Week 3 is here and the Washington Football Team is sitting at 1-1 after an eventful first two games. From a last-second field goal to a stunning defensive performance in Week 1, Washington’s season has gone in the opposite direction of what you’d expect so far.
They started the year looking to attack teams heavily with the deep ball while stopping teams from gashing them on third down. Washington looked to build off of what looked like an elite defense, coupled by an offense that was ready to take a significant leap with a new signal-caller under center.
Things could be worse, as they lost their starting quarterback within the first half of Week 1, along with their defense significantly underachieving.
Perhaps, despite the bad luck on some ends of the football, they have found new life. Taylor “Bud Lighticke” Heinicke has provided a spark offensively, something they’ll need against a tough Buffalo Bills squad.
Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson look primed for superstardom, and despite his pass blocking struggles, Sam Cosmi looks like a menace in the run game. They will need all of these players to take a jump in play, as they’re riding deep into enemy territory.
The Bills come into Sunday’s contest with a similar record, but with loads of upside and momentum that Washington currently does not possess. The Bills defense has been lights out, ranking as the sixth-best run defense in terms of rushing EPA and first in rushing success rate. Buffalo has proven their unit is here to be among the elite.
Pitching a shutout against a gritty Miami Dolphins squad, albeit without Tua Tagoviola, is an impressive feat considering they won by a five-touchdown margin and took care of business.
Devin Singletary and AJ Epenesa look like they can be core members of this franchise going forward and though Josh Allen has struggled mightily through the air, the Bills offense can rely on others to make plays and bring home wins.
It seems as if this matchup looks like a battle of modern-day “David and Goliath”, a Washington team that is coming in as a 7.5 point underdog with a ton of question marks, what are three things to expect this Sunday in “The Cleve”?