Commanders key numbers: Reality check against the Bills in Week 3

The numbers didn't work in the Commanders' favor this week.

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Highs: Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. continues to shine

7: Brian Robinson Jr. averaged seven yards per carry against the Buffalo Bills and had a 23-yard run after having a 27-yard gain last week. The problem? He only got 10 carries.

On the season, Robinson has averaged 4.6 yards per carry. But the Washington Commanders haven't been utilizing the run game much in first halves.

Even Robinson wondered why the team didn't stick with the running attack.

6: Over the first three quarters, the defense only allowed six points off turnovers. Now ordinarily, this wouldn't be an accomplishment, but there weren't too many highs in today's contest.

After Sam Howell's first interception, the Commanders' defense forced the Bills to punt. Then, after the turnover on downs, they held Buffalo to a field goal.

Howell's second interception was at Washington's 33. Despite being given a short field, the defense held the Bills to three points on that drive.

On Howell's third pick of the game, the defense intercepted it back. The fourth quarter is when it all came crashing down.

15: After struggling with penalties the first two weeks of the season and being the sixth-most penalized team in the league, the Commanders only had two infringements for 15 yards on Sunday. Some progress is better than none, right?