Commanders have to swarm Raheem Mostert early
Raheem Mostert is a touchdown machine this season. The running back has personally outscored a host of teams - including the Washington Commanders - according to StatMuse.
Mostert's a natural one-cut-and-go runner, perfect for Miami's zone-based ground schemes. Stopping those stretch runs will mean Commanders' defensive linemen playing downhill and getting around the supreme backfield threat early.
Filling cutback lanes with linemen playing on the other side of the line of scrimmage can keep Mostert in check. It should mean Ron Rivera having his front four on defense narrow their splits and run some stunts and twists to split gaps and wreck running plays at their source.
Being proactive is how the Commanders can stop the run without stacking the box. Because Rivera needs all the numbers he can get covering the dynamic wide receiver tandem of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.