Commanders face tough task vs. Stefon Diggs
Josh Allen is at his best whenever he looks the way of All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs. The latter can stretch the field on any play and presents an unfavorable matchup for most coverage schemes.
The Washington Commanders' best chance of corralling Diggs might be to let cornerback Emmanuel Forbes shadow him all over the field. The rookie is already proving he can handle difficult assignments, evidenced by the way the 16th player taken in the 2023 NFL Draft shackled Broncos' wideout Courtland Sutton, according to Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus.
"Commanders first-round rookie cornerback Emmanuel Forbes Jr. had an interception of Russell Wilson in the third quarter while otherwise blanketing opposing wide receivers, allowing just one reception for five yards and often lining up opposite wide receiver Courtland Sutton, who was very quiet until the tail end of the game."- PFF's Brad Spielberger
If Forbes can match Diggs for speed, the first-year playmaker's aptitude for man coverage can take away the Bills' primary source of game-breaking plays on one side of the ball. But the Commanders can't ignore a key figure on Buffalo's defense, either.