Commanders News: Eric Bieniemy, Chase Young, Ron Rivera and Josh Allen

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as excitement continues to build for Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills?

People are finally starting to take the Washington Commanders seriously. This is a remarkable turnaround after just two weeks of the 2023 season, but it's vital nobody gets too carried away with such a tough-looking test against the Buffalo Bills upcoming in Week 3 at a sold-out FedEx Field.

The anticipation is growing with just two days remaining until the Commanders take to the gridiron once again. Until then, the stories generating debate include Chase Young preaching patience, Ron Rivera getting praise from his former defensive coordinator, Eric Bieniemy on trusting quarterback Sam Howell, and the upcoming Josh Allen challenge.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders on the Josh Allen challenge

Momentum is clearly high across the Washington Commanders currently. But that does not detract from what a stiff test awaits them this weekend when Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills come to town.

The Bills bounced back from their Week 1 disappointment with a resounding triumph over the Las Vegas Raiders last time out. They have dangerous playmakers everywhere you look, which is something Ron Rivera is taking very seriously based on his comments via Sports Illustrated.

"This is going to be a heck of a challenge for us on the defensive side as well. We are a stout, solid defense. When you can play against teams like this and perform well then you really start making the mark as an organization and as a team can really step up and get some attention from some folks."

Ron Rivera via Sports Illustrated

Washington can relax safe in the knowledge their defense is more than a match for anybody. Allen's physicality and arm strength are unique obstacles to overcome, so maintaining gap discipline and winning in the trenches is the only way for the Commanders to limit Buffalo's high-octane offensive scheme.