What huge disappointments emerged from the Washington Commanders' convincing loss against the Buffalo Bills at FedEx Field in Week 3?
Well, it could have been worse. It could have been the Denver Broncos at the Miami Dolphins.
The Washington Commanders' first loss of the 2023 season was a pretty dismal one nonetheless. The fact that they lost to the Buffalo Bills is not a big surprise. But the fact that they were so thoroughly dominated in every facet - outplayed on the field and outcoached off it - clearly requires attention.
Nothing seemed to click, the Commanders got off to a slow start and paid the price. This wasn't a team on the slide like Denver - the Bills exploited weakness and kept their foot on Washington's neck from start to finish en route to an almost blowout triumph.
We have already harped on several obvious problems, all of which were on display on Sunday. So we’re not going to rehash Andrew Wylie’s disastrous lapses, Antonio Gibson’s fumbling, the inability of Cody Barton and Jamin Davis to make consistent plays anywhere near the line of scrimmage, or this team’s continual poor first halves.
Those are barely disappointments at this point. Unfortunately, they have become weekly occurrences for the Commanders and don't seem to be getting better anytime soon.
Here are new things that count as this week’s biggest disappointments.