Buffalo Bills knock out Washington Commanders, 37-3

LANDOVER, MD (WHEC) – The Buffalo Bills roughed up the Washington Commanders, with a convincing 37-3 win on the road.

Buffalo Bills 3rd quarter takeaways

Jackson Roberts: Tre White is the Gold standard

It was good to see Tre White make a play that resembled the All-Pro we saw before he tore his ACL. The Buffalo Bills defense continues to give Washington trouble, but Buffalo has stood in their own way of putting this game out of reach. It wouldn’t surprise me if we hear Sean McDermott talk about needing to cut down on penalties after the game.

Mat Mlodzinski: Bills defense is too much for Howell

Buffalo didn’t score in the third quarter, but neither did Washington, and a tough and experience Bills defense made it difficult for the young QB. Through three quarters, the Bills have picked off Howell three times and sacked him five times, completely taking the Commanders offense out of the game.

Buffalo Bills halftime takeaways

Jackson Roberts: Josh’s IQ is through the roof

Sometimes, when Josh Allen runs the ball, there’s a fear that he’ll lean into an impending hit. Being smarter in that area has been a work in progress. Today, he’s been near perfect ag going down when he needs to. Also, the offensive line deserves a bunch of credit. They’ve given QB1 and company plenty of time and chances.

Mat Mlodzinski: Penalties are keeping this game close

The Bills had a real chance to open up this game and lead 20-0 at the half. However, three penalties on their second-to-last drive of the half forced a 4th & long, with Tyler Bass settling for an impressive 54-yard field goal. The Commanders also receive the kickoff to open the third quarter, which will be a crucial drive for Washington to get back in the game.

Buffalo Bills 1st quarter takeaways

Jackson Roberts: TB and GD are taking over

Terrel Bernard seems to have found his footing in this defense. He is moving around well and finding ways to make plays at critical junctures. Also, it’s fun watching Gabe Davis when he is in this much of a groove.

Mat Mlodzinski: Big play Bernard is a difference maker

For the second straight game, Buffalo Bills linebacker Terrel Bernard came up with an interception. There were questions on if he might limit the Bills defense, but to this point, he’s done nothing but raise the play up. But the interception wasn’t all. Bernard also had two sacks – all in the first quarter. Usually players can’t win a weekly award in only one quarter, but Bernard may already have the AFC Defensive Player of the Week in his back pocket.