It is time for a bounce back week for the Buffalo Bills (5-2) as they prepare to host the Washington Redskins (1-7). After a crushing loss last week, the Bills find themselves in a position to let out some frustration on a weak opponent. The Redskins have multiple things wrong within the organization, they are a very inconsistent team this season and are now throwing rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins into the middle of the fire dumpster.
The Redskins named Haskins the starting quarterback this week due to an injury that Case Keenum is battling. He will face a Bills defense that looked horrible last week, but has been unstoppable this season overall. The Bills defense recently signed defensive tackle Vincent Taylor to the roster so he will be able to support the run stop.
There are two main matchups to watch in this game. Not individual matchups, but unit versus unit.
Bills Offense vs Redskins Defense
All season long, the Bills offense has had a low ceiling and have never really taken over a game. The most points they have scored without any help from the defense is 28 points against the New York Giants. Ranked as the eight worst passing offense, averaging only 215 yards through the air in a game, Josh Allen and the receiving game are up and down.
The running game is in the top ten with overall yards per game. Frank Gore has been leading the way with Devin Singletary right behind. This offense has to be able to take over this game against a vulnerable Washington defense.
The Redskins defense is low in the rankings on the defensive side. They are a middle of the pack passing defense but have had trouble stopping the run as they are near the bottom of the barrel in the league. If Allen and the offense cannot get it together to take take over this game, then this offense still has work to do and it is not even close.
Redskins Offense vs Bills Defense
Coming to Orchard Park, the Redskins are ranked 30th in the league in total yards and now they look to an inexperienced Haskins, this offense may not have a great day at all. Haskins will find himself looking at a second year tackling machine in Tremaine Edmunds, a sideline to sideline player in Matt Milano and a secondary that can become pick city in the NFL at any moment during a game.
This Bills defense has a lot to prove from last week. Getting ripped apart by the Eagles run game and not being able to contain Carson Wentz, they have an opportunity to inflict pain and keep the Redskins out of scoring position.
-Brandon Ray is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the Buffalo Bills. Make sure to follow Brandon on Twitter at @brandon_ray79.