Buffalo Bills: 3 things the Bills need to do to beat the Commanders

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The Buffalo Bills are coming off a rebound win against the Las Vegas Raiders, where Josh Allen was impressive, as he threw for 274 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. The Bills' ground game was also impressive, not because of Allen, it's because of the combination of James Cook, Damien Harris, and Latavius Murray, who all have had a great day. 

The whole offense wasn't purely relying on Allen for a change. All Allen had to do was play smart football and make a play when he needed to, and taking that pressure off of Allen and making this offense less predictable will surely help this offense against tougher opponents.

However, one of these opponents may be coming up in Week 3, where the Bills will host against the 2-0 Washington Commanders. 

One thing to know about the Commanders is that they were a team that's been underperforming a lot throughout the past seasons, especially on the defensive side, and because of this, fans will think this game is a gimmie for the Bills.

That may not be the case. The Commanders have a lot of stars on both sides of the ball, including Johnathan Allen, Montez Sweat, a very underrated Karmen Kurl, Chase Young, Terry McLaurin, second-year receiver Jahon Dotson, and second-year running back Brian Robinson Jr.

The Commanders are also on a hot streak, with their offense averaging 27.5 ppg in an Eric Bieniemy offense. Yet, fans can argue that there isn't a big enough sample size to consider the Commanders a threat, mainly because the Commanders only put up 20 points against a weak Arizona Cardinals team.

Yet the Commanders did put up 35 against the Denver Broncos, who had an impressive defense last season, where Robinson recorded 127 scrimmage yards, along with two scores. Commanders' second-year quarterback Sam Howell looked fantastic in the second half last week, as he was delivering pass after pass, helping the Commanders secure their 35-33 win.

So there's lots of potential in this Commanders' team, and Buffalo will need to develop a good game plan to beat this team.