5 Buffalo Bills to watch in Week 3 against the Washington Football Team

Dion Dawkins, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images)
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ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 12: Dion Dawkins #73 of the Buffalo Bills lines up during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Highmark Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images) /

These are five players on the Buffalo Bills to watch in Week 3 that will need to have good games.

The Buffalo Bills got the season back on track last week against the Miami Dolphins with a big win over the division rival. They will now be looking for their first home win of the season on Sunday against the Washington Football Team.

This is a game that can go a number of different directions as both teams have good defenses but also have excellent playmakers on offense that could turn this game into a shootout. When looking at this matchup, these are five Buffalo Bills that fans should watch closely that could determine whether the Bills move to 2-1 or fall to 1-2.

Dion Dawkins / Daryl Williams

While the Buffalo Bills will need Josh Allen to have a good game, one critical part to him having a good game is having time in the pocket. This is why their starting offensive tackles, Dion Dawkins and Daryl Williams, are players to watch on this offense.

Through the first two games, both offensive tackles have struggled with protection as well as penalties. In Week 1, Dion Dawkins had three holding penalties and this past week Daryl Williams had two false starts.

The Bills are going to need both to play better because Washington has two excellent defensive ends in Chase Young and Montez Sweat. These are two players that can derail an offense very quickly with the pressure they are able to generate on quarterbacks.

The Bills starting offensive tackles have a tall task in front of them but if they can limit what Young and Sweat are able to do, it should be a big boost for this offense.