5 sneaky threats for Commanders to worry about vs. Patriots in Week 9

The Commanders must keep these sneaky threats contained.
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Commanders must limit Anfernee Jennings

While Jahlani Tavai is trying to pick up the slack for the pass rush, Anfernee Jennings is quickly developing into a force when it comes to preventing yards on the ground. No. 33 has logged an impressive four stuffs, according to ESPN.

Jennings is setting the edge and making tackles behind the line of scrimmage. He's also showing a nose for the football.

The latter quality was evidenced by Jennings recovering a fumble by Tua Tagovailoa against the Miami Dolphins in Week 8. This clutch play was highlighted by QB List writer Ben Brown.

A double act of Jennings and Tavai is keeping New England's hybrid defense competitive. Eric Bieniemy will need extra bodies like Alex Armah to help neutralize the Patriots' rugged outside linebackers.

There's one more member of New England's defense that Washington's offense - Sam Howell, specifically - needs to avoid.