Commanders vs. Bills - Week 3
While the Buffalo Bills warrant respect, their error-prone loss against the New York Jets was a sign they might not be the force of old. Especially considering Gang Green suffered the biggest blow imaginable when legendary quarterback Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles after just four offensive plays.
Josh Allen came in for criticism after turning the ball over frequently once again. Questions have been asked about the quarterback's ball security over recent months, but his ability to turn any game on its head is something the Washington Commanders must be ready for.
Buffalo is one of the AFC favorites for a reason. That shouldn't change after just one game, although the margin for error has diminished significantly after their shocking loss on Monday Night Football.
This also sees Ron Rivera going up against his former staff member Sean McDermott, who was Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator before receiving a well-deserved promotion of his own. That might bring some familiarity into the equation in front of what's expected to be another sold-out crowd at FedEx Field.
Prediction: Win (3-0)
This is the statement game Rivera and quarterback Sam Howell are looking for early in the campaign. With a rabid fanbase cheering them on, securing a third success win would be nothing short of a dream for everyone associated with the Commanders.