The Buffalo Bills found themselves winning their sixth game of the 2018 season in Week 17 against the Miami Dolphins. With their victory over the Washington Redskins this past Sunday, the team will head into week ten with a 6-2 record. The Bills needed to bounce back after getting crushed last Sunday by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Bills were set up to succeed with the Redskins announcing Dwayne Haskins as the starting quarterback in his first NFL start. This was the perfect time to take advantage of the young rookie and they sure did. Haskins would be sacked three different times and was under consistent pressure. He finished the game with 144 passing yards.
The offense opened up the playbook and allowed Devin Singletary to play as a huge role for this offense. The shifty speedster was making big plays left and right, not just a skill player but as a blocker too. Singletary would reach the endzone for the final touchdown of the game and would finish the game with a career high 95 rushing yards.
Josh Allen played a much better game than his previous weeks. He would throw for one touchdown and run for another and only had six incompletions on the day. He found the hook up with John Brown and Cole Beasley all day (who had the first touchdown of the game).
Bounce Back Defense
The Bills’ biggest weakness on the defense is stopping the run up the middle. The ageless 34 year old Adrian Peterson ran for over 100 yards in the game and was taking defenders names. Even though the Redskins offense never saw the endzone once in the game, they ran the ball hard against a first-half helpless Bills defense.
The second half was a showing for the Bills defense. Containing Peterson played a big role as to why the Redskins never got anything going later on in the game. Peterson was contained which put tons more pressure on Haskins.
The Bills now look ahead to the following weeks, where they are on the road for five out of their last eight games. The quest to reach the playoffs for the Bills continues as they travel to the Dawg Pound and will take on Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns next Sunday. Could this affect the momentum for the 6-2 Bills? How will they respond with the pressure breathing down their necks? We shall find out next week.
-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.