Game Time: 1:00 pm ET, Sunday, September 26, 2021
Venue: Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
Where to Watch: Fox
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Football Team +8.5, Bills -8.5; Over/Under: 46 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Football Team +9, Bills -9; Over/Under: 46 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Football Team +9, Bills -9; Over/Under: 45.5 points
Washington Football Team: 1-1 (1st place, NFC East)
Buffalo Bills: 1-1 (1st place, AFC East)
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Washington Football Team vs Buffalo Bills Preview and Analysis
Washington Football Team: won at home on Sep. 16 against the New York Giants 30-29.
Buffalo Bills: won on the road on Sep. 19 against the Miami Dolphins 35-0.
Washington Football Team Analysis
Washington is coming into this matchup with a 1-1 record overall and this will be their first road game of the NFL season. They lost their first game of the year against the LA Chargers and then followed that one up with a win over the New York Giants in their last game on Thursday night football. Taylor Heinicke had a good game as he completed 34-46 passes for 336 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Antonio Gibson led the team in rushing with 69 yards on 13 carries. The receiving corps had a nice night as Terry McLaurin led the team in receiving with 107 yards and 1 touchdown on 11 receptions. J.D. McKissic also played well with 83 receiving yards on 5 receptions. Kendall Fuller led the defense with 7 solo tackles and 1 assisted one along with 1 sack in the game. Jonathan Allen led the defense in sacks with 2 while no one came away with an interception in that game. They have scored 46 points in their first 2 games and they have allowed their opponents to score 49 points against them. Their offense has accumulated 666 yards this season while their defense has allowed 815 yards against them.
Buffalo Bills Analysis
The Bills are coming into this game with a 1-1 record overall and they are 0-1 in their home games where they will be in this game. They were stunned at home in their season opener by the Pittsburgh Steelers but then bounced back in their last game with a shutout win over the Miami Dolphins. Josh Allen did not have the best game but still played alright completing 17/33 passes for 179 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Devin Singletary led the team in rushing with 82 yards and 1 touchdown on 13 carries. The receiving corps had a quiet day as Stefon Diggs led the team in receiving with 60 yards and 1 touchdown on 4 receptions. Tre'Davious White led the defense with 7 solo tackles and 2 assisted one. Gregory Rousseau led the team in sacks with 2 while Levi Wallace came away with the only interception for them in that game. They have scored 51 points in their first 2 games and they have allowed their opponents to score 23 points against them. The Bills’ offense has accumulated 685 yards while Buffalo’s defense has allowed 468 yards against them.
Football Team vs Bills Prediction
The Bills finally let their offense go full blast in their last game scoring 5 TDs. Washington has a good run defense but the Bills will throw the ball a lot on them in this game where they will fall behind. Once they fall behind, they will have to start throwing the ball which will be tough against this defense. They will struggle to move the ball against them and they may even make some costly mistakes against this good defense where they will take advantage of any turnovers. Now that Buffalo' offense is rolling it is not going to stop for anyone. They will pull away from Washington early in this game and cover this spread.
Football Team Bills Prediction: Our NFL Pick for Sunday, September 26, 2021 (1:00 pm ET start time) is Bills 31 Washington 17.
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NFL Betting Trends
Washington Football Team: 15-19 ATS in all games. 0-4 ATS in a road game where the total is between 45.5 and 49 points.
Buffalo Bills: 22-14 ATS in all games. 13-10 ATS as a favorite.
Washington Football Team: K. Allen (QB) day-to-day - Ankle injury. M. Ioannidis (DT) day-to-day - Knee injury. R. Fitzpatrick (QB) Out indefinitely - Hip injury.
Buffalo Bills: E. Obada (DE) day-to-day - Calf injury. M. Stevenson (WR) Out indefinitely - Head injury. B. Cox Jr. (DE) Out indefinitely - Achilles injury.
Players to Watch
Washington Football Team: Logan Thomas is one player to watch in this game. He made a big impact in their last game as a big target for Heinicke to throw to in the end zone and on 3rd downs. Look for him to make some big plays in some key moments of this game.
Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen is one player to watch here. He is a real dynamic quarterback with both his passing and his running. Look for him to make some big plays down the field and on his own in this one as he looks to lead his team to another victory.
"It's amazing. The first start was what, two or three years ago in Carolina? Threw three picks, tore my tricep, it was just a brutal thing — and that was my last start until last year (against) Tampa. Come in to Tampa last year, had a good game, but ultimately fell up short. And finally get that first win." - Taylor Heinicke after a big win for him as a starter and for his team against the Giants.
"I saw a hunger in our football team this week. We've got plenty to work on, though, and that's what we have to get back to. Try to improve every week, that's the goal." - Sean McDermott after a huge shutout win for the Bills in Miami.
Washington Football Team
WR McLaurin, Terry
WR Humphries, Adam
WR Sims, Cam
TE THOMAS, LOGAN
QB Heinicke, Taylor
RB Gibson, Antonio
WR SANDERS, EMMANUEL
WR Diggs, Stefon
WR BEASLEY, COLE
TE Knox, Dawson
QB Allen, Josh
RB Singletary, Devin
FB Gilliam, Reggie
Washington Football Team
Passing: T. Heinicke (458)
Rushing: A. Gibson (159)
Receiving: T. McLaurin (169)
Touchdowns: T. McLaurin (1)
Sacks: M. Sweat (2)
Tackles: K. Fuller (11)
Passing: J. Allen (449)
Rushing: D. Singletary (154)
Receiving: S. Diggs (129)
Touchdowns: Z. Moss (2)
Sacks: G. Rousseau (2)
Tackles: T. Johnson (10)
Washington Football Team: Ron Rivera (2nd season)
Buffalo Bills: Sean McDermott (5th season)
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