Buffalo Bills Week 3 Opponent Preview: Washington Football Team

Bills running back Devin Singletary finds running room against the Redskins in the first half.Jg 110319 Bills 5
Bills running back Devin Singletary finds running room against the Redskins in the first half.Jg 110319 Bills 5 /

The Buffalo Bills crushed the Miami Dolphins 35-0 in a dominating effort that served as a rebound game. They will look to build upon their Week 2 win in south Florida by shutting down Antonio Gibson and the Washington Football Team in Week 3.

Buffalo Bills’ All-Time Record vs Washington:

The Buffalo Bills are 9-6 all-time against Washington. In their eight meetings since the Bills lost to Washington in Super Bowl XXVI, the Bills have won seven of those games. The lone loss came in 2015 when Washington defeated Buffalo 35-25. The average margin of victory in those seven Buffalo wins is 13.5 points.

Last Meeting:

The Buffalo Bills and the Washington Football Team last met in Week 9 of the 2019 season. The Bills handled Washington 24-9 to improve to 6-2 on the season. Buffalo’s defense stifled rookie Dwayne Haskins, who was making his first career start. The Bills held Haskins to just 144 yards through the air and sacked him four times.

Last Week’s Result:

Washington won a wild game against the New York Giants in Week 2, winning 30-29 in the dying seconds thanks to a 43-yard game winning field goal from Dustin Hopkins.

Taylor Heinicke threw a whopping 46 times. He completed 34 of them for 336 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Antonio Gibson ran for 69 yards on 13 carries. Washington outgained the Giants 407-391.

Washington’s defense struggled to stop the run. They allowed Daniel Jones to rush for 95 yards and a touchdown on nine attempts. Saquon Barkley added 57 more rushing yards on 13 attempts.

Daniel Jones was not too bad through the air either, throwing for 249 yards and a touchdown. The Washington defense did sack Jones four times on Thursday night.

Jonathan Allen was responsible for two of the sacks, while Montez Sweat and Kendall Fuller had the other two. Kendal Fuller also had a tackle for loss and eight total tackles in what was a good night for him.

Final Thoughts:

Both Washington and Buffalo sit at 1-1 after two weeks, both rebounding after losses in Week 1. Washington squeaked by a bad Giants team thanks to an offside penalty that gave them a mulligan on a game-winning field goal.

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Buffalo had a much more dominant win in Week 2 over the Dolphins. The Buffalo Bills have been the better team over the first two weeks, and they should win a tight, competitive game.