5 winners and losers from the Commanders hammering vs. Bills in Week 3

The sliver linings were hard to find...

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Winner No. 2

Brian Robinson Jr. - Commanders RB

Getting down early has become synonymous with the Washington Commanders this season. Against a top-level outfit like the Buffalo Bills, this was always going to leave them facing a steep mountain to climb.

Playing from behind also negates the running attack to a certain extent. This was evident throughout the first half before Eric Bieniemy attempted to set the tone after the break with the passing game faltering.

Again, the positives were few and far between. However, the production of Brian Robinson Jr. once again caught the eye as the former third-round selection continued his impressive start to the season.

While Robinson accumulated just ten carries throughout the contest, he gained 70 rushing yards. This was another decent return, so why the Commanders don't lean on the Alabama product more heavily over the opening stages of games remains a mystery.

Instead of trying to establish the run in the second half, Bieniemy and the Commanders should switch the narrative and set the tone right from the outset of contests. Robinson's already proven capable of shouldering a heavy workload and aside from perhaps Terry McLaurin, is the team's most productive weapon on offense currently.

Robinson looks every bit like the lead running back Washington hoped for. It's keeping him involved after inept starts that represents the biggest complication currently.