Commanders give Brian Robinson Jr. 30 touches
There weren't many bright spots for the Washington Commanders in Week 3. However, the production of running back Brian Robinson Jr. was a shining light on an otherwise miserable afternoon at the office.
Robinson gained 70 rushing yards from 10 carries against a stout Buffalo Bills defense. This represents more outstanding output from a player who looks every bit the lead backfield presence Washington hoped for when they selected him in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
One criticism from the Commanders' point of view was their lack of balance offensively. Eric Bieniemy didn't try and establish the run until the second half once again, which simply cannot happen against the Philadelphia Eagles if they are to stand any chance of pulling off an upset at Lincoln Financial Field for the second straight year.
Washington must find a way to get the run game going early. With Antonio Gibson struggling with ball security and rookie Chris Rodriguez Jr. still learning the ropes, riding Robinson early and often in this one represents the best course of action.
The most rushing attempts Robinson has ever had in a game sits at 26 currently - which was incidentally at the Eagles in 2022. This resulted in 86 yards and a touchdown, so moving forward with the same formula could bring increased results providing the offensive line meets their end of the bargain.