After starting the season 2-0, the Washington Redskins have dropped three of their last four games, with the lone win by just seven points over winless St. Louis.
The Bills, meanwhile, have dropped two of their last three after their 3-0 start.
Two impressive beginnings have slowed a bit for each team; the difference is the devastating injuries that have continued to pile up for Washington. They are now without their top running back, top wide receiver and have voluntarily given the reins to back up quarterback John Beck over initial starter Rex Grossman.
All the mayhem in Washington has led to a lot of pessimism about how their season will end up. They travel to Toronto to try and salvage their season despite the contrary beliefs of most experts. They do have the type of defense that can keep their patchwork offense in games.
That offense has only scored more than 20 points twice, and those were in the first two games of the season. They do, however, play the next to last defense in total yardage this week, which may give John Beck an opportunity to get things going for the Redskins.
They will try to keep up with the Bills No. 3 ranked scoring offense behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, who just scored a contract extension. The Redskins will have to do so with the graduated roles of Fred Davis, Jabar Gaffney and Ryan Torain.
The Redskins will give an inspired performance on defense with their solid veteran leadership, and Beck will likely have a good statistical game, but the Bills defense makes its living off turnovers. The lack of experience by Beck will likely wilt under the pressure of the route-jumping Bills secondary.
Bills running back Fred Jackson will keep the Bills offense moving with his dual-threat combination of rushing and receiving skills and keep them ahead from the onset.
Buffalo Bills over Washington Redskins 26-19