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NFL Preview: Buffalo Bills (1-1) at Washington Commanders (2-0)

STADIUM: FedEx Field
REFEREE: Land Clark

DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME:1:00 PM ET
CBS: Andrew Catalon, Tiki Barber, Matt Ryan, AJ Ross
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) BUF: 146 or 390 WAS: 111 or 233

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: BUF leads series, 10-5 (won 8 of past 9)
POSTSEASON: WAS leads series, 1-0

THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 9/26/21: WAS 21 at BUF 43
POSTSEASON: 1/26/92 SB XXVI: WAS 37 at BUF 24

HEAD COACHES NOTES:

Sean McDermott vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 2-0 Reg. Season: 63-36 (.636) Postseason: 4-5 (.444)

Ron Rivera vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 1-2 Reg. Season: 100-90-2 (.526) Postseason: 3-5 (.375)

BUFFALO BILLS NOTES:

  • QB JOSH ALLEN completed 31 of 37 atts. (83.8 pct.) for 274 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 124.5 rating last week. Has 180 career combined pass & rush TDs, surpassing Russell Wilson (177) for 4th-most ever by QB in 1st 6 seasons. Passed for 358 yards with 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs & 129.8 rating in last meeting. Has 7 TDs (5 pass, 2 rush) with 123.6 rating in 2 career starts vs. Was. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC.
  • RB JAMES COOK rushed for career-high 123 yards in Week 2. Aims for his 5th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards.
  • RB LATAVIUS MURRAY had 1st rush TD of season last week. Had 68 rush yards & rush TD in only career game vs. Was. (11/12/17 w/ Min.).
  • RB DAMIEN HARRIS had 1st rush TD of season in Week 2.
  • WR STEFON DIGGS had 7 catches for 66 yards in last week & is 1 of 5 in NFL with 7+ catches in each of 1st 2 weeks. Has 447 rec. yards (111.8 per game) in 4 career games vs. Was. Has 75+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC.
  • WR GABE DAVIS had 6 catches for team-high 92 yards & TD in Week 2. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 on road.
  • TE DAWSON KNOX had 1st TD catch of season last week. Has rec. TD in 5 of his past 6. Had TD catch in last meeting.
  • TE DALTON KINCAID (rookie) had 5 catches for 43 yards last week.
  • DE GREG ROUSSEAU had TFL & PD in Week 2. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC.
  • DT ED OLIVER aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Has 0.5+ sacks in 3 of his past 4 on road.
  • LB MATT MILANO is 1st LB since 2013 (DeAndre Levy) with INT in each of team’s 1st 2 games of season. Aims for his 5th in row with PD. Had 7 tackles, 2 TFL & FR in last meeting.
  • LB TERREL BERNARD had 1st-career INT last week.

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS NOTES:

  • COMMANDERS overcame 18-point deficit to win in Week 2, largest road comeback win since 11/4/90 (21-point deficit at Det.).
  • QB SAM HOWELL had career highs in completions (27), pass yards (299), pass TDs (2) & rating (108.8) in Week 2, his 1stcareer game with 100+ rating. Has pass TD & rush TD in each of his 1st 2 home starts.
  • RB BRIAN ROBINSON had career-high 129 scrimmage yards (87 rush, career-high 42 rec.) & 1st-career game with 2 rush TDs last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD & 10th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards.
  • RB ANTONIO GIBSON had 53 scrimmage yards (44 rec., 9 rush) last week. Had 104 scrimmage yards (73 rec., 31 rush) & TD catch in last meeting.
  • WR TERRY MCCLAURIN led team with 5 receptions for 54 yards & rec. TD last week, his 22nd-career TD catch. Had 62 rec. yards in last meeting. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 9 of his past 11 at home.
  • TE LOGAN THOMAS had 1st TD catch of season last week, his 13th-career rec. TD. Had rec. TD in last meeting.
  • DE CHASE YOUNG tied his career high with 1.5 sacks in Week 2.
  • DE MONTEZ SWEAT had 1.5 sacks last week & aims for his 3rd in row with 1.5+ sacks.
  • DT DARON PAYNE had sack & 2 TFL in Week 2. Has 2+ TFL in 3 of his past 4.
  • LB CODY BARTON led team with 10 tackles & had FR last week, his 10th-career game with 10+ tackles.
  • CB EMMANUEL FORBES (rookie) had 1st-career INT in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD.
  • S KAMREN CURL aims for his 3rd in row with 9+ tackles.
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