4 bold predictions for the Commanders vs. Bills in Week 3

Another sold-out crowd awaits the Commanders this weekend.

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Commanders RBs gain 140+ rushing yards

It's no secret that the Buffalo Bills are a tough proposition to overcome. Their defense is being overlooked without stud pass-rusher Von Miller, but they must not be underestimated by the Washington Commanders in Week 3.

Sean McDermott is a defensive-minded coach and a former trusted associate of Ron Rivera from their time together at the Carolina Panthers. He prides himself on restricting the opposition and making things easier for his high-octane offense, although it's evident they are missing the future Pro Football Hall of Famer flying off the edge despite Miller's advancing years.

If the Commanders want to attain success on offense, they must establish the run. Sam Howell proved last weekend that he's got enough in his arsenal to produce the goods from behind, but that's not a typical recipe for success against the more elite NFL teams when it's all said and done.

Keeping linebacker Matt Milano away from the football will be difficult, but Brian Robinson Jr. should be brimming with confidence after his two-touchdown outing in Week 2. The Bills are also giving up 113.5 yards per game on the ground, which the Commanders could easily reach if the offensive line lives up to their end of the bargain.

Antonio Gibson was better last week, so hopes are high for this rushing attack within Eric Bieniemy's much-improved scheme. Gaining 140-plus rushing yards in what is expected to be difficult conditions would make everyone's life easier in Week 3.