1.Washington plays well, but falls short
The Washington Football Team will do just about everything right, besides win this football game. Washington has the ability to play sound defensive football against a team in Buffalo that has struggled with keeping the football clean.
Logan Thomas should have a good performance, producing well to the eye test and the box score. Buffalo turns the football over, maybe to an extent where Washington cashes in and scores some points.
In the end, it likely will not be enough as Washington will fall short, just barely, to the better football team in the Buffalo Bills.
This will be the “measuring stick” game for a Washington organization that needs to prove they can hang with the playoff contenders in the NFL. This will also be the first road game in the career of Taylor Heinicke. Washington will prove they can hang, they’ll improve as a defense but fall back to the mean as an offense.
Washington will be coming into Sunday’s game with a banged-up Antonio Gibson and a skill position group that has a lot to prove against a Buffalo defense that doesn’t give up much through the air or on the ground.
All of this doesn’t project well in their contest, as with Heinicke under center, Washington’s best chance to win will be by limiting possessions, winning the time of possession battle, and playing efficient football through the air.
With a team like Buffalo that makes you play to your weakness, though Washington will stay in it until the end, the franchise quarterback leads his team to victory.