Bijan Robinson is one of three players the Washington Commanders must keep quiet when they face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.
Bijan Robinson and Drake London are a formidable double act for the Atlanta Falcons, capable of dominating an overwhelmed Washington Commanders' defense in Week 6. Meanwhile, Eric Bieniemy's offense must focus its attention on a veteran defensive tackle who can still snuff out any running game.
It won't be easy for the Commanders, but it's not impossible by any stretch. Here are three players they need to stop in pursuit of ending their losing slump down south.
Commanders must focus on Bijan Robinson
He's only in his rookie season, but Bijan Robinson already looks like one of the most dynamic running backs in the NFL. The player taken No. 8 overall in this year's draft is averaging 5.4 yards per carry, which is a testament to how well he's adjusted.
Robinson also has six broken tackles to his credit, per Pro Football Reference. That number should serve as a warning to Washington defenders who failed to consistently bring players down during Week 5's bitterly disappointing 40-20 defeat to the Chicago Bears. It will take a team effort to stop the former Texas phenom in his tracks.
The Commanders will also need to be mindful of Robinson's threat as a receiver. He showcased his potential for big plays in the passing game with this one-handed touchdown grab against the Houston Texans last week.
Finding the right matchup for Robinson isn't easy, but assigning Kamren Curl to spy the runner from the box and in space might work. The problem is beleaguered defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio may feel he needs to leave the versatile safety deep to help double Atlanta's other main weapon.