Why the Buffalo Bills shouldn’t overlook the Washington Commanders

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Dominant Defensive Front

Considering all four starters on the Commanders defensive line are former first-round draft selections, the Bills offense will have its hands full this weekend. While the Bills offensive line improved in Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders, they will be tasked with taking their game to another level on Sunday.

Leading the way is defensive end Montez Sweat, who leads the team with eleven quarterback pressures and three sacks. The 27-year-old first-round pick from Mississippi State University is part of a defensive front that ranks tied for first in the NFL with ten sacks this season — and sacked Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson seven times in a 35-33 victory this past week.

Add in former second overall pick Chase Young, along with Pro Bowl defensive tackles Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, and you've got arguably the most daunting defensive line in the entire NFL.

It's no stranger that Bills quarterback Josh Allen can revert back to his old habits when under intense pressure, alike many other quarterbacks, so this weekend's game could be a considerable test for the consistency of the entire Bills offense and its playcallers.