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

The sliver linings were hard to find...

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Loser No. 3

Darrick Forrest - Commanders S

Much was expected of the Washington Commanders secondary given their vast improvements throughout the offseason. In light of this, Darrick Forrest is the final loser from Sunday's game over linebacker Cody Barton, who looks like a lost cause despite leading the team in tackles once again.

Forrest is a gifted individual - he's proven as much since being installed into the starting lineup. However, things haven't gone according to plan for the safety so far this season and one could make a strong case for Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills being the worst performance to date.

Whether it's the scheme not suiting Forrest's skill set or the fact those on the backend are trying to make up for deficiencies at the defensive second level, something's not right. The former fifth-round pick looked lost in coverage more often than not, giving up a touchdown early and appearing hesitant from an anticipation point of view compared to his usual high standards.

Again, this is probably nothing more than a blip rather than anything serious. Forrest is a determined character with proven athletic intangibles in a regular-season environment, so fans should expect the Cincinnati product to bounce back at the earliest possible opportunity.

Jack Del Rio's defensive scheme didn't help his players whatsoever in this one. Unfortunately for Forrest, he suffered more than most.