Bold predictions for the Washington Commanders as they search for their third win of the 2023 campaign against the Buffalo Bills.
After the most dramatic victory many will have ever associated with the Washington Commanders, it's time to turn the page and focus on the next big challenge. Fans have once again sold out FedEx Field for their upcoming clash against the Buffalo Bills, which is the biggest measuring stick yet for Ron Rivera's squad to see where they stack up among the NFL heavyweights.
The Commanders have already shown through two games that they aren't going to be a pushover this season. This team is resilient and a collective group, which is a dangerous combination when one considers the improved coaching and talent at their disposal.
Buffalo looked more like its old self during their rout of the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 2. Any team with Josh Allen under center deserves respect, but the Commanders are not without a chance despite being 6.5-point underdogs with most sportsbooks.
Looking ahead, here are four bold predictions for Washington's stiff test versus the Bills in Week 3.
Commanders CB Emmanuel Forbes gains 2 INTs
Josh Allen is one of the league's most dynamic quarterbacks. However, the former first-round selection has been turnover-prone throughout his NFL career - something the Washington Commanders could take full advantage of.
It wasn't perfect from the Commanders' secondary in Week 2, but they came through when it counted. Rookie cornerback Emmanuel Forbes got his first competitive interception at the Denver Broncos and he'll be relishing the prospect of picking off one of Allen's misjudged throws if given the chance.
For the Commanders to stand any chance of winning this game, it's imperative they win the turnover differential. When Forbes gets even the slightest chance for a takeaway, the first-round pick must capitalize.