Buffalo Bills: 3 Key Players to Watch on Defense in Week 3

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2.) Gregory Rousseau

The defensive line for Buffalo showed up and showed out against the Raiders and part of that mix is Gregory Rousseau, who is looking to prove his worth so the Bills will pick up his fifth-year option next offseason. The pairing of him and Leonard Floyd through two weeks has been a great duo, being able to provide pressure from the outside and make the quarterback step up into the pocket to face interior pressure. 

Sam Howell has been sacked ten times through two weeks and this should be eye-opening for this defense. With Floyd listed as day-to-day with an ankle injury that he suffered in the fourth quarter last week; this should give Rousseau more of an opportunity to step up against this Commanders’ offensive line. Even if Floyd can play on Sunday, he may not be at his best. This should give Rousseau the lead to create pressure on Howell and be a game-changer on defense.