By Sarah Billington
The most effective part of the Redskins offense in yesterday loss at Buffalo was Adrian Peterson, who finished another game with over 100 yards.
The Redskins deployed their under-center power run game for much of the game, and Peterson was able to find creases or break tackles in the hole to break off multiple breakaway runs.
In the first start of his NFL career, Dwayne Haskins was pretty much a non-factor. The Redskins kept the game simple for him, and he did not attempt much downfield. Haskins only completed 15 passes on 22 dropbacks. He did not turn the ball over, but the Redskins will have to give Haskins some more freedom downfield if they are going to put up more points.
Not a lot went right for the Redskins defensively, as they let the Bills control the time of possession. One player that made a positive impact was linebacker Jon Bostic, who was solid in his run gaps and did not allow much in the underneath passing game.
Its been a bit surprising to see Jonathan Allen underperform the past couple of weeks, and this week marked his third straight game where he did not make a positive impact. Allen was pushed around far too consistently in run defense, and he didn’t do much in the pass-rush either. The Redskins surely expect more out of their former first-round pick.