What big problems must the Washington Commanders fix heading into their crunch Week 3 clash against the Buffalo Bills at FedEx Field?
It was one of the finest comebacks in franchise history and a result that made the entire NFL look at the Washington Commanders differently. While it wasn't perfect, they adjusted well at the half-time break and came out like a different animal to secure success in the most dramatic circumstances imaginable at the Denver Broncos.
Momentum is clearly building where the Commanders are concerned. But they are heavy underdogs at home to the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 despite FedEx Field once again being sold out to mark the occasion.
The Commanders must be at the top of their game versus a team that harbors ambitious hopes of winning it all. Therefore, ironing out some lingering kinks is the only way they'll stand a chance of shocking the football world for the second straight contest.
With this in mind, here are four big problems the Commanders must fix before they take the field in Week 3.
Commanders slow starts
One of the biggest areas where the Washington Commanders focused on improving throughout the offseason was starting faster. Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio highlighted this frequently during their media ability this summer, but things haven't gone well in this regard over the opening two games of 2023.
Sunday's game saw another slow opening for the Commanders, who were down 21-3 at one stage before things picked up. Rivera and his staff deserve endless credit for making the correct in-game adjustments, but anything like the same sluggish beginning to Week 3 versus the Buffalo Bills will come with grave consequences attached.